Version: The Art of Translating from French (FRE4807.01)

Stephen Shapiro

In this course we will practice version, the art of translating from French into English. We will work on developing a mindfulness about language use as well as a comparative eye focused on English and French’s stylistic and structural preferences. Grammar and lexical development will also be on offer and will highlight points where the two languages converge and diverge. Thematically, we will examine questions surrounding translating race/class and gender as we focus on translation as a form of cultural mediation. Workshops will allow us to share our work and develop new strategies.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty remote
Prerequisites:Previous study of French appropriate to the intermediate high level. Instructor's Permission.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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