TRAN4026 Literary Translation (3 units)
This course aims to train students to appreciate translations of both English and Chinese literary texts of different genres and from different periods, and to gain some experience of literary translation. It begins with an introduction to the conventional approach to literary translation. Students will acquire the techniques of stylistic and thematic analysis. Existing translations of a few literary texts will be discussed to help acquaint students with the art of literary translation. Students will learn to put their knowledge into practice through the completion of translation assignments and in-depth discussion of their work. When they have familiarised themselves with the conventional approach to literary translation, they will be introduced to the impact of recent developments in translation studies on literary translation.
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