Students will carry out an accurate and original translation of a source text of at least 3000 words. The translation must be supplemented by a critical commentary of at least 300 words contextualizing the source text, explaining significant translation choices as well as the translator’s position. A successful translation will demonstrate the student’s cultural and linguistic understanding of the source and target language, familiarity with translation techniques, and knowledge of translation studies concepts. Skills gained include communicating successfully across cultures and geographical contexts as well as generating new knowledge.
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