Faculty of Arts


Specialised French Translation 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for FRENCH 708.


Theoretical approaches to translation will be taught through the study of specific authentic texts. Students will use both theoretical and practical knowledge to analyse and produce professional quality translations in a specialised field. Fields covered will be chosen from: literary translation, indigenous Francophone texts, subtitling for film and television, marketing and advertising, technical and legal or other highly specialised texts.

Course Focus for 2018

In 2018, this specialised translation seminar will focus on the role of metaphor (in the broadest sense of the term) in language and its importance for translation, notably when associated with word play. Students will perfect skills and strategies for recognising and translating all types of metaphor and word play for a variety of text types and target audiences.

Availability 2018

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Trudy Agar


Thinking French Translation, Harvey & Higgins, 2nd edition (2002).

Recommended Reading

Readings on translation and metaphor will be made available during the course.


FRENCH 708: 15.0 points

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