AJ59011 Topics in Translation A

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 7 credit(s) (plus 3 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Renata Kamenická, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Mgr. Jiří Rambousek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
each even Friday 12:30–14:05 G02
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course students should be able
- to identify translation problems and skills needed for resolving them in various types of texts;
- to assess their own translation skills realistically and devise ways of their further development;
- make reasoned and well-argued judgements about translations from English into Czech;
- to place Czech and Slovak thinking about translation in the context of other translation theories.
Syllabus
  • 1) Translation and society, translation and norms, translation studies as a discipline.
    2) Translation criticism – metodology, reflection, examples.
    3) Translation as a profession, translation skills and competencies.
    4) Selected issues in non-literary translation. Dictionaries and tools for translators. EU translation.
    5) Selected issues in audio-visual translation and literary translation.
Literature
  • GOUADEC, Daniel. Translation as a profession. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2010. xx, 409. ISBN 9789027224361. info
  • MOSSOP, Brian. Revising and editing for translators. Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing, 2001. xviii, 177. ISBN 1900650452. info
  • Translation and norms. Edited by Christina Schäffner. Clevedon: Multilingual matters, 1999. 140 s. ISBN 1853594385. info
  • KOSKINEN, Kaisa. Translating institutions : an ethnographic study of EU translation. Manchester, UK: St. Jerome Publishing, 2008. ix, 177. ISBN 9781905763085. info
  • DÍAZ-CINTAS, Jorge and Aline REMAEL. Audiovisual translation : subtitling. Manchester, UK: St. Jerome, 2007. xii, 272. ISBN 9781900650953. info
  • KUFNEROVÁ, Zlata. Čtení o překládání. 1. vyd. Jinočany: H & H, 2009. 127 s. ISBN 9788073190880. info
Teaching methods
Home readings, translation assignments to be completed at home, class discussion, online discussion, team projects.
Assessment methods
The final exam consists of two parts: 1) a sit-in exam in translation to verify acquisition of basic translation skills at the Master’s level; and 2) a final essay on a topic of students’ own choice from among the topics covered during the semester. The essay may have different forms such as classical argumentative essay, an extended translation review, a terminological glossary etc. The exact form of the essay is to be agreed with the teacher/s prior to the exam period. Completing the course successfully requires attending the classes, submitting assignments (on Elf) in due time and participating in class and online discussions actively.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2014, Spring 2016.
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