Translating Seminar 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
201PRS1 Z 1 2T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Jitka GORIAUX PELECHOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)

Zuzana AUGUSTOVÁ, Jitka GORIAUX PELECHOVÁ, Ladislav ŠENKÝŘÍK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The goal of the seminar is to create a complete translation of a chosen work. While translating, students are led to work with various kinds of dictionaries and manuals and are shown the most common translation mistakes and deficiencies.

Mode of study

Comparison of existing translations, group translating, comparison and assessment of one's own translation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Minimal requirement is a pre-college knowledge of a foreign language (English, German, French, Russian).

Course contents

This course introduces students to drama text translation issues as an autonomous creative activity; on one side there is an effort to enhance their language creativey and feeling for the needs of a stage presented text and on the other a guiding to a respect for the basis material and investigation of a sufficient style level in relation to the original.

Theory aspects:

  1. Translation theory and practice.
  2. Czech as the target language in relation to the original.
  3. The particulars of theatre translations.
  4. Word negotiation and language stylization.
  5. Problematic translations and translating various poetry systems.

Practical section:

  1. Comparison of existing Czech translations of one original base material (prose, rhythm prose, poetry).
  2. Work on one's translation.

Recommended or required reading

This course works with various Czech translations of basis material which are comparable and with theatre play originals (in English or French)

These texts have been selected according to the language skills of the students.

Literature:

Jiří Levý, Umění překladu, (1963), Ivo Železný, Praha, 1998.

Jiří Levý, České teorie překladu, (1957), Ivo Železný, Praha, 1996,

I. Vývoj překladatelských teorií a metod v české literatuře,

II. Sborník zásadních studií o překladu.

Olga Krijtová, Pozvání k překladatelské praxi (Kapitoly o překládání beletrie), FF-UK, Praha, 1996.

Zlata Kufnerová, Milena Poláčková (ed.) a kol., Překládání a čeština, H+H, Jinočany, 1994.

Georges Mounin, Teoretické problémy překladu, Karolinum - nakladatelství UK, Praha, 1992.

Jan Vilikovský, Překlad jako tvorba, Ivo Železný, Praha, 2002.

Blahoslav Hečko, Dobrodružství překladu, Ivo Železný, Praha, 2000.

Milan Hrdlička, Literární překlad a komunikace, Nakladatelství ISV, Praha, 2003.

Milan Hrala (editor), Kapitoly z dějin českého překladu, Nakladatelství Karolinum, Praha, 2002.

Assessment methods and criteria

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

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Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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The subject is a part of the following study plans