Translation & the Canon

6 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

Goals: to provide students with an overview of Western reflections on translation and on the ways translation has become an "instrument" of creativity in the Western canon; to deconstruct pre-conceptions regarding translation and thus opening up intellectual horizons and discussing age-old notions such as "fidelity", "equivalence", "original", etc.; to discuss the ideas of "canon" and "world literature"; to produce case studies on the role translation and translators have played throughout the ages.


Associate Professor
Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences (since 2016). PhD in Translation Studies awarded by the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Universidade Católica…