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  1. Please note: this reading list represents a useful starting point and point of orientation for your private study research work. However, you are expected to go beyond your 'essential' reading to build an in-depth knowledge of the field. You are also expected to combine online research work with physical book and journal searches in the university library.

  2. Essential reading 27 items
    1. Week 1 6 items
      1. Introducing translation studies: theories and applications - Jeremy Munday 2016 (electronic resource)

        Chapter Essential Read chapters 1 & 2 (available as e-book from library)

      2. Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies - Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha 2011

        Article Essential Read the entry by Dorothy Kenny on ‘Equivalence’, 96-99.

      3. In other words: a coursebook on translation - Mona Baker 2011 (electronic resource)

        Chapter Essential Read chapters 2 and 3 (equivalence at word level and above word level).

      4. Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies - Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha 2009 (electronic resource)

        Article Essential Read the entry on "Shifts" by Bakker, Matthijs, Cees Koster, and Kitty van Leuven-Zwart’.

      5. Read Pym, Anthony (1995) 'European Translation Studies, Une science qui dérange, and Why Equivalence Needn´t Be a Dirty Word', TTR (8)1: 153-176. (Pdf on Canvas).

    2. Week 3 4 items
      1. Introducing translation studies: theories and applications - Jeremy Munday 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 5.

      2. Functionalist approaches (Skopos theory) - Christina Schaffner 2011

        Chapter Essential Read the entry on "Functionalist Approaches", 115-121.

      3. The translation studies reader - Lawrence Venuti 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter by Reiss, Katarina (1981/2000) ‘Type, Kind and Individuality of Text: Decision Making in Translation’, 160-171. Read Vermeer, Hans J. (1989/2000) ‘Skopos and Commission in Translational Action’, translated by Andrew Chesterman, 221-232.

    3. Week 4 3 items
      1. Introducing translation studies: theories and applications - Jeremy Munday 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 7.

      2. The translation studies reader - Lawrence Venuti 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter by Toury, Gideon (1978/1995). “The Nature and role of norms in Translation”, 205-218.

    4. Week 5 3 items
      1. Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies - Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read the entry by Mona Baker on ‘Norms’, 189-193.

      2. The translation studies reader - Lawrence Venuti 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter by Toury, Gideon (1978/1995). “The Nature and role of norms in Translation”, 205-218.

    5. Week 6 4 items
      1. Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies - Mona Baker, Gabriela Saldanha 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read the entry on "Rewriting" by Dimitris, Asimakoulas, 241-245.

      2. Introducing translation studies: theories and applications - Jeremy Munday 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read chapter 8.

      3. Translator's invisibility: a history of translation - Lawrence Venuti 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read Chapter 1

    6. Week 9 1 item
      1. The Routledge companion to translation studies - Jeremy Munday 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Hermans, Theo (2009) ‘Translation, Ethics, Politics'.

    7. Week 10 6 items
      1. Read Tymoczko, Maria (2000) Translation and Political Engagement: Activism, Social Change and the Role of Translation in Geopolitical Shifts. The Translator 6(1): 23-47. (available as pdf on Canvas)

         

         

      2. The scandals of translation: towards an ethics of difference - Lawrence Venuti 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Enlarging translation, empowering translators - Maria Tymoczko c2007

        Book Recommended

  3. Recommended reading 47 items
    1. Critical readings in translation studies - Mona Baker 2010

      Book Recommended

    2. Routledge encyclopedia of translation studies - Baker, Mona, Saldanha, Gabriela 2011

      Book Essential

    3. Constructing cultures: essays on literary translation - Susan Bassnett, André Lefevere 1998

      Book 

    4. Translation - Bassnett, Susan 2014

      Book 

    5. Post-colonial translation: theory and practice - Susan Bassnett, Harish Trivedi 1999

      Book 

    6. The Translator's Task (Translated by Steven Rendall) - Walter Benjamin 1997

      Article Essential Available via Digital Texts

    7. A companion to translation studies - Sandra Bermann, Catherine Porter 2014

      Book 

    8. Translation in global news - Esperança Bielsa, Susan Bassnett 2009

      Book 

    9. Chapter 7: Des Tours de Babel - Jacques Derrida 1985

      Chapter Background This item cannot be digitised because it falls outside of the criteria allowed by the Copyright Licencing Agency (CLA).

    10. Nation, language, and the ethics of translation - Bermann, Sandra, Wood, Michael c2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. Translation and empire: postcolonial theories explained - Robinson, Douglas 1997

      Book Recommended

    12. Western translation theory: from Herodotus to Nietzsche - Robinson, Douglas 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    13. Betwixt and between: place and cultural translation - Kelly, Stephen, Johnston, David 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    14. A companion to translation studies - Piotr Kuhiwczak, Karin Littau c2007

      Book 

    15. Translation / history / culture: a sourcebook - Andre Lefevere 1992

      Book 

    16. The Oxford handbook of translation studies - Kirsten Malmkjær, Kevin Windle c2011

      Book 

    17. Introducing translation studies: theories and applications - Munday, Jeremy 2012

      Book Recommended Library also has 4th edition of this title as per entry in reading list above

    18. Introducing translation studies: theories and applications - Jeremy Munday 2016

      Book Recommended Library also has 3rd edition of this title as per entry in reading list below

    19. Introducing corpora in translation studies - Maeve Olohan 2004

      Book Background

    20. Key terms in translation studies - Giuseppe Palumbo 2009

      Book 

    21. Method in translation history - Anthony Pym 1998

      Book 

    22. Exploring translation theories - Anthony Pym 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    23. After Babel: aspects of language and translation - Steiner, George 1998

      Book Recommended

    24. Ortega y Gasset, J. (1937/1992) 'The misery and splendor of translation', translated by E. Gamble Miller, pp. 93–112.
      Paz, O. (1971/1992) 'Translation: Literature and letters', translated by I. del Corral, pp. 152–62.

    25. Descriptive translation studies: and beyond - Toury, Gideon 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    26. The translation studies reader - Venuti, Lawrence 2012

      Book Recommended

    27. Translation, power, subversion - M. Carmen-África Vidal, Román Álvarez c1996

      Book 

    28. Translation and gender: translating in the 'era of feminism' - Luise Von Flotow-Evans 1997

      Book 

  4. Going beyond your reading list 1 item
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