Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
5415205 New Trends in Translation Studies and Translation Practice 3.0 3
Description This course aims to introduce the "globalization turn" and "sociological turn" in translation studies after the 1990s. An exploration will also be made into their possible implications for translation practice and the translator's qualifications. Translation issues to be addressed may include the following: (1) the globalization turn - the tension between globalization and localization, cross-cultural communication, cultural identity, power relations, the translator's mediation, technology and translation, the commoditization of translation services and non-professional translation (such as fansubbing and scanlation); (2) the sociological turn - socio factors of translation (e.g. social constraints and mechanisms), social aspects of the translator's profession (e.g. the translator's role, habitus and network), and the sociology of the translating process (e.g. quality control, revision and team translation). Through concrete examples of authentic translations, this course will enable s