Socio-cultural Issues for Translators in English

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TRAN 8010AEF

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Socio-cultural Issues for Translators in English

TRAN 8010AEF

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Socio-cultural Issues for Translators in English

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Course Coordinator:

Garfield Lau, BA, MPhil (CUHK); PhD (HKBU)

Aims

This course aims to introduce students to the major socio-cultural issues through examining various literary works, critical writings and films. It will broaden students' intellectual horizon and cultural literacy.

Contents

The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction: Understanding the socio-cultural formation of writings
  • Class and gender
  • Multiculturalism, globalisation and glocalisation
  • Traditions and modern resistance
  • The Lost Generation
  • Conflicts in colonial and post-colonial contexts
  • Writing and speaking workshop for postgraduate students

Learning Support

The course consists of lectures only.

Assessment

There are three assignments: an oral presentation (20%), a term test (30%) and a term paper (40%).

Class participation counts for 10%.

Online requirement

Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).