Units of Study

MGRK3607 - The Art of Translating

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Vrasidas Karalis


The unit explores the art and the act of translation from Greek into English and vice versa at the most advanced and complex level. It studies existing translations of literary and non literary texts, and investigates the validity of actual translations as well as the possibility of other translations. It focuses on a wide variety of texts, from poetry, newspaper articles, economic analysis texts, medical texts, manuals of electronics in order to analyse the various solutions give by specific translators and the principles that defined them. The unit finally grounds its analysis on the exploration of a number of theoretical approaches to the art of translating providing a thorough critique of each specific theory.


3000wd essay (60%), 500wd tutorial presentation (15%), 1000wd written assignment (25%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 2x1-hr tutorials/week


12 Senior credit points of Modern Greek




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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1 This class runs fortnightly from Week 1 to Week 3
2 This class runs fortnightly from Week 2 to Week 4
3 This class runs from Week 5 to Week 13

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