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. 

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.




Upper Division German