2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CLITR 2500 The Study of Literature in Translation

Literature in translation covers a selection of texts from a wide variety of geographical and linguistic traditions. The course will explore topics on translation as a form of rewriting, the translatability of literature and the cultural relevance of texts. Because this is a sample of literary texts of different genres, it will allow students to reflect on how literature, as a means of representation, has adapted to the ideological and cultural needs through time and space. General questions about literature and power, gender representations, national, colonial and postcolonial subject representations and other topics as emerge from textual analysis will frame in-class discussions, writing and research assignments.




CLITR 1100


Fall and Spring