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Fall 2013-2014
* ITA 300 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Techniques of Translation and Composition

Fiorenza A. Weinapple

We will concentrate on the theory and practice of translation, focusing on the stylistic differences present in various genres and periods. An intensive grammatical and syntactical analysis of every piece translated will be conducted through class discussion. Students will be required to write original compositions following the stylistic mode of the various pieces translated. Texts to be translated will include selections from English and American writers, from the 18th (J. Austen) to the 20th century (J. Heller), and poetry as well as prose.

Sample reading list:
J. Austen, Pride & Prejudice (selections)
H. Miller, Tropic of Cancer (selections)
E. Hemingway, The sun Also Rises (selections)
J. Heller, Catch 22
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
One translation and one original compostion per week.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Italian 107 or Instructor's permission..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20771 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   239   Enrolled:6 Limit:17