ITAL300 - LOST AND FOUND: TRANSLATION AND ITALIAN LITERATURE

Section Description: 
We often hear people say “traduttore, traditore” but how valid is this saying, truly? Translation impacts our daily lives, from the internet to print, and cross-cultural communication has become increasingly important. This course is designed for students interested in translation studies and the role that Italian-English/English-Italian translation has played, and continues to play, in the transmission of ideas and culture. The course theme “translation and Italian literature” will be approached both theoretically and practically. Beginning sessions will be dedicated to the history of translation, along with its merits and complexities, focusing specifically on Italian writings. We will consider translation techniques, theories, and stylistic choices. Students will then build their linguistic fluency by translating a variety of texts including literary, legal, medical, commercial, and more, from Italian to English and English to Italian. This course will be conducted entirely in Italian, and readings will be both in Italian and English. Students must have completed Ital 201 or its equivalent.
Instructors: 
BRUNO-CHOMIN, GIUSEPPE
Day and Time: 
MW 1200PM-0130PM
Section ID: 
ITAL300301
Title (text only): 
LOST AND FOUND: TRANSLATION AND ITALIAN LITERATURE
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2021A
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
300
Section Number Only: 
301
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL300