Translation Studies and Workshop

Translation Studies and Workshop.  Through reading texts about translation and by doing an independent project translating part of a play, students develop skills in translation theory and practice, culminating in a public staged reading of their work. Each student chooses a different play, in source language of his/her own choice, and translates into English. Readings are seminal texts in translation studies covering topics such as globalization, adaptation, the translator’s role, gender in translation, and postcolonialism to explore transmission of text/performance across cultures.