Translation Theory (SMLM150)

30 credits

Translation traces its roots back to the beginning of language and communication itself. In this module you will study key theoretical approaches that have become the basis for the academic discipline of Translation Studies and how they inform the practice of translation. In particular, you will focus on how notions of translation have changed over time and the ideas and concepts that have been recurrent in discourses on translation, from historical perspectives to cultural and critical trends in the field. You will learn to form your own theoretically-aware conclusion of the practice of translation, and how theory is of use to practising translators in the 21st century. You will also study how Translation Studies is an interdiscipline in that it both acquires from and disseminates to other disciplines (such as gender studies, postcolonial studies, sociology, cultural studies) knowledge, practices, and approaches to research.