INTP 091. Capstone: Poetry, Language and Translation


Translation is intimately concerned with interpretation, creating and negotiating meaning as we encounter systems of signification. It is also a term for access to other realms of being. While translation of religious, literary and other kinds of texts has always been a path out of cultural isolation, more recently the term has emerged as a metaphor for all kinds of cultural interchange. This course will sample the explosion of theoretical work on issues of translation, keeping the spiritual and practical dimensions of each theory firmly in mind. Readings will include Willis Barnstone, Susan Bassnett, Walter Benjamin, Umberto Eco, Suzanne Jill Levine, George Steiner, Lawrence Venuti.
Open to INTP seniors and juniors, and other juniors and seniors by approval of instructors.
Non-distribution.
1 credit.
Eligible for INTP
Spring 2018. Fraga, Smith.
Spring 2019. Hopkins, Forrester.
Catalog chapter: Interpretation Theory  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/interpretation-theory


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