Translation between any languages requires a range of skills and in this course we’ll look at translating all sorts of texts from Bulgarian into English (from journalism, brochures and reports through to lifewriting, fiction and beyond). We’ll also discuss specific linguistic and cross-cultural questions relating to language register, grammatical structure, idioms, cultural references and more. Students will be given exercises and personal feedback relating to key skills including the translation of specific texts; the editing/rewriting of existing translations; the analysis and evaluation of existing translations.
Dr. Tom Phillips is a poet, playwright, translator, journalist, editor, and university lecturer with a PhD in creative writing from the University of Reading. As a translator, he has translated everything from the poetry of Geo Milev to the autobiography of Hristo Stoichkov, from business and government reports to marketing materials. His own writing has been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, pamphlets and books and he has taught at the universities of Sofia, Reading, Bath Spa and Portsmouth, as well as for Sofia Writing Challenge and Bristol Folk House.
N.B. Intermediate and above level of English required.
Course length: 10 weeks/30 academic hours
Start date: 18 October 2023
Time: 18:00 to 20:15
Full fee: 360 Leva
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