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CO3002 Found in Translation

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This is a comparative, interdisciplinary module, which explores the importance of translation in the field of comparative literature as well as the concept of cultural translation. Students will have as compulsory reading a range of chapters from theoretical works on translation and comparative literature. The module will offer a number of texts in translation (from different genres, periods and national literatures), along with a theoretical introduction. The three main areas of study are (i) translation issues (as they relate to different genres, periods, cultures and disciplines), (ii) literary translation and (iii) cultural translation.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Comparative Literature

UG Pre-requisite(s):CO3001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 16
  • Guided independent study: 134

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:Take Home Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Caserta
Module teaching staff:Team taught