TRA5108 - Advanced Translation Studies
This module aims to train students to engage critically with some of the most important concepts and theories in translation studies. It studies and interrogates the use and usefulness of translation theory by focusing on how theory informs practice and how practice, in turn, can necessitate a radical re-examination of theory. It comprises (a) a theoretical segment on the different ways of conceptualizing and studying translation, (b) a historical segment on the changing views of translation, and (c) a series of case studies highlighting particular topics and issues, with a special focus on business and legal texts. It provides students with the conceptual tools necessary for analysing translation texts, strategies and phenomenon and prepares them for further research work.