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TRN4020 - Directed Reading in Translation Studies

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Rita Wilson


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit aims to provide the student with the opportunity to investigate a topic of his or her choice in consultation with the unit coordinator or the language specific instructor. Students will be required to do a preliminary bibliographical search, both in available libraries and online databases, followed by a critical appraisal in essay form of relevant translation literature.


On completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Carry out thorough library and web-based searches
  2. Critically appraise theoretical and methodological translation literature
  3. Write up research finds in an appropriate academic style and within the metalanguage of translation studies.


Annotated bibliography (1,500 words): 25%
Critical essay (3,000 words): 75%