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Fall 2010-2011
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Senior Seminar in Translation and Intercultural Communication

Michael G. Wood

This is a required course for students taking the certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication, but is open to all who are interested in translation in any of its aspects, that is, in movements between languages of any sort. The seminar will incorporate into its continuing work the individual experiences of the members of the seminar in their contact with different disciplines and idioms and, where relevant, in developing their senior theses. Certain key texts in literature, film, politics and philosophy will provide a shared ground for our weekly discussions.

Sample reading list:
William Shakespeare, Sonnets
Walter Benjamin, Illuminations
Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon
Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Blue and Brown Books
Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer
Brian Friel, Translations
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings (approximately 200 pages). Weekly presentations by students. 2 papers and/or translation journal.

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21207 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Frist Campus Center   209   Enrolled:5 Limit:18