Literary Translation Workshop - Italian

ltrad2750  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Literary Translation Workshop - Italian
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h + 15.0 h
Béghin Laurent;
Main themes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This workshop will focus on the translation of several texts belonging to various genres (mostly short stories and novels but also humanities and social sciences) . It will aim to stimulate reflection on the act of translation , in connection with the course LTRAD 2700 'Theory of Literary Translation . The importance of the historical and cultural context , the adequacy with the target culture, the registers of language , the translation of humor are some of the issues discussed at this workshop.
Teaching methods
Each session will consist of a correction of a translation done at home by the students. Part of the lesson is also devoted to the preparation of the following homework.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment.
Other information
Online resources
BERMAN Antoine, La traduction et la lettre ou l'auberge du lointain, Paris, Seuil, 1999.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General