The Task of the Translator

This course combines insights from Translation Studies, applied linguistics, and German cultural / literary studies in order to develop skills and experience in translating  literary and non-literary genres, including song texts, short essays, advertising texts, everyday speech, and historical artifacts. The course explores how to negotiate literal and connotative meaning across codes, idioms, cultures, communities, and symbolic systems and the idea of “being a translator” as an everyday social and cultural practice. Taught in English.

Class Number: 

GER 461/561


Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E. Available to qualified students for pass/fail option.

Special Exam: 

Course may be taken by special exam for credit (not for grade).




Upper Division German