Spring 2022

Translating Contemporary French

Listed in: French, as FREN-314

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Laure A. Katsaros (Section 01)


This course aims at improving the students' knowledge of the contemporary French language and of contemporary French society through translation. We will draw from a wide variety of sources, such as fiction, poetry, film, songs, graphic novels and advertising, to gain a better understanding of idiomatic French and of the translation process. Some translation theory will be introduced, but the class will primarily focus on close readings and critical interpretations of sources.  Conducted in French.

Requisite: One of the following--FREN 207 or 208 or the equivalent. Limited to 18 students. Spring semester: Professor Katsaros.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to French majors, and then by seniority.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2022