|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to GradDipTransInter or MTransInter or MTransInter(Adv)
This unit introduces students to various aspects of cultural and literary translation and transcreation. It examines practical and theoretical issues involved in creative translation with a focus on specific cultural issues and aspects of cultural competence (pragmatic and semiotic differences between cultures).
Students will explore individually and collectively ideas about such practice through a range of specific text types (different literary genres; scholarly or cultural texts; marketing material; etc.), but also modes of discourses, media and cultural-specific codes. In non-language specific classes, they will study translation processes through notions such as adaptation/transposition/textual equivalence/communicative function/comparative stylistics/ semantic transfer etc. Students will practice and develop their own translation skills through a series of translation exercises and a translation project. The various approaches adopted in the unit aim to broaden students' perspectives on translation and inform their studies.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Requesting an extension to assignment due date
On occasion, you may be in a situation when you aren't able to submit an assessment task on time. Extensions are only given in special circumstances, by completing a Special Consideration request. For more information on Special Consideration, see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
Late submission of assignments
If you haven't been approved for an extension and you submit your assessment task late, penalties are applied. You should consult your unit convenor if you are in this position. Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included.
|Oral presentation||40%||No||Week 8|
|Translation project||60%||No||Week 13|
Individual presentation of the translation project focussing on the translation process and on the theoretical justification of chosen strategies. Students will document the translation process over a period of 5 weeks for this presentation.
An annotated/reflective translation of 2,000 words into the A-language. This final product will consist of a publishable translation of a cultural or literary text accompanied by a reflective journal and annotations justifying translation strategies.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Classes will be delivered in a blended mode. Students will prepare weekly translations and cover weekly readings and/or pre-recorded videos made available on iLearn, and will attend a weekly tutorial (face-to-face or online) where their translations will be discussed and concepts applied to their translation practice.
The weekly schedule can be found on the TRAN8024 iLearn site.
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Unit information based on version 2021.05 of the Handbook