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Fall 2018-2019
* TRA 400 / COM 409 / HUM 400 (LA)   na, npdf

Translation, Migration and Culture

Sandra L. Bermann

This course will explore the seldom-discussed connections between migration, language, and translation. While studying the movement of peoples, often in collaboration with the university- wide Sawyer Seminar, Global Migration: A Dialogue between the Humanities and Social Sciences, we will focus particular attention on the ways language and translation affect the lives of those who move through and settle in different cultures and of those who interact with them directly and indirectly.

Sample reading list:
Michael Cronin, Translation and Identity (selections)
Lawrence Venuti, Translation Studies Reader (selections)
Sandra Bermann and Catherine Porter, Companion to Translation Studies (Selections)
Frances Olsen, Alexander Lorz and Dieter Stein, Translation Issues in Language and Law (selections)
Jeremy Munday, Translation as Intervention (selections)
Moira Inghilleri, Translation and Migration (selections)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings (approximately 50-100 pages). Weekly presentations by students. A shorter paper in lieu of a midterm and a longer essay in lieu of a final exam. It will also include short written reflections on work with community organizations.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators

Community-Based Learning Component Required

Community-Engaged Learning Component Required

Other information:
The course fulfills requirements for the senior seminar in the certificate program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and will emphasize reading, writing and independent research for students at every level. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in migration, translation and their cultural effects, the course will involve reading, discussion, independent research, and service work with local NGOs.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22181 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   McCosh Hall   34   Enrolled:6 Limit:18