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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- apply some theoretical aspects of translation and adaptation theory to the translation and adaptation of literary texts;
- identify the criteria involved in the translation and adaptation of texts into a new medium;
- consider the dynamic between translator, adapter/director, text and target-language receiver;
- understand how translation and intermedial adaptation contribute both to the reception of the original work and to intercultural communication in general;
- express critical opinions, oral and written, and in an appropriate register, on the works studied;
Students will explore different forms of adaptation of pieces of cultural production into another cultural and/or linguistic context, another genre of another medium.
They will be introduced to important aspects of adaptation and translation theory and address issues such as fidelity, medium specificity, adaptation as process rather than product, domestication, vs foreignization.
Three case studies, focussing on different examples of interlingual or intersemiotic (transfer into a different medium) transfer will be studied, starting off with examining the translation of Harry Potter into different languages, and then moving on to examples of opera and film adaptation.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Advanced reading skills in at least one of the languages taught in the School of Languages and Literatures (to level B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference).Learning Recommendations:
An interest in literature and the performing arts, as well as in translation and adaptation.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Open-book exam at the end of the semester with a choice of questions||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 1,500 word essay in English||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Students will be self-assessing their group work for the group presentation in week 4, which is part of the formative assessment for this module. Each group will also review one presentation by their peers. Individual feedback will be provided for the essay which is due in week 7.
|Dr Siobhan Donovan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Jeremy Squires||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sabine Strumper-Krobb||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|