Introduction to Literary Translation: Theory, History, Practice

Comparative Literature 250 or Creative Writing 250

Usual Description

This course will serve as an introduction to the history and theory of translation. Students will examine issues associated with the translatability of the original, the fidelity of the translated text, and the politics of translation. Based on the peculiarities of the original and target languages, we will scrutinize the linguistic, stylistic, and cultural choices made by translators. The course will focus on representative texts from Goethe, Benjamin, and Nabokov to Derrida, Spivak, and Apter.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Creative Writing 250
Comparative Literature 250
Creative Writing 250 Taught by John Deppman
Comparative Literature 250 Taught by John Deppman
Creative Writing 250 Taught by Polina Dimova
Comparative Literature 250 Taught by Polina Dimova