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Module objectives are to give an appreciation of the various factors that determine translatory activity; a knowledge of the theories developed over the last 200 years to describe and evaluate translation.
Why translate?; What is translation?; Who are translators?; Who are translations for?: introduction to the major debates of translation studies; analysis of examples from translated texts; analysis of retranslations of the text in different languages and cultures in answer to these questions.
This module is open to Masters students from German, French, Spanish, Chinese and Irish.