Literature and strategies for translating poetry

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Topic: Language specific courses

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Start time:Apr 7, 2015 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:Translating literature involves more than looking up for “equivalents”!
The webinar will focus on different aspects and issues related to literary translation in general and to the translation of poetic texts in particular and on the transfer and the application of the knowledge acquired to the field of one’s job performances. The course aims then at presenting the debate about key issues and at confronting models of research.

The course also provides participants with practical advice and useful links to take the first steps in the world of literary translation and to meet other translators in order to share access to information.

Target audience
Students and translators who want to know more about literary translation and who are attracted by the task of offering foreign language literary texts in their own culture.
Learning objectives
Getting to know various aspects of translation research and models and becoming aware of the consequences of particular approaches. Identifying what different translation methods have in common to develop one’own mode of thought and expression.
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- What is literature?
- Distinctive elements of prose and poetry
- Different approaches to translation
- The task of the translator
- Practical advice and useful links
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 emilia de paola    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Emilia De Paola is an experienced language and literature teacher working in a High School (Scientific Studies) and a professional translator, member of AITI (Associazione Italiana Traduttori ed Interpreti). Since the beginning of her career she has been translating about town planning, finance, commerce, law, economics, genetics, chemistry and medicine for various job posters (University, Comune di Napoli etc.) as well as brochures and captions of findings of museums. Since 2006 she has been working on the localization of websites in English and in Italian and cooperating (translations of tourism, games, software) with agencies in Europe, in China, in the United States. Since 2007 she has been carrying out also translations of books of poetry, environmental studies, EU patents, airlines, food and drinks as well as translation of articles for publication in medical journals.

She has also experienced teaching Physics in English. As a trainer and a sworn-certified linguist she has supported students and young professionals interested in acquiring competences enabling them to live and work worldwide.
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