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Translation Studies Methodologies (IT7016)

Option coordinator: 
Dr James Hadley

Module Title

Translation Studies Methodologies

Module Description

  • the aim of the module
  • the structure of the module
  • the style of delivery
  • the assessment

(200 words max)

This module aims to build the technical skills required to produce original and high-quality research in translation studies. It combines practical exercises with analysis of existing research in order to encourage students to develop their own innovative research questions. Each week focuses on a distinct aspect of translation studies research, and explores the various methodological and technical aspects of this aspect through discussion and direct analysis. The module is assessed by a practical project, in which students analyse a monograph in technical terms, and then produce a book review of the same monograph.

Indicative Module Structure:
titles only

Week 1

What is a Methodology Anyway?

Week 2

The Range of Translation Research Formats

Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6

Research Questions

Week 7


Week 8

Book Reviews

Week 9

Research Resources

Week 10

Theoretical Essays

Week 11

Translations & Commentaries

Week 12


Set text(s)
If you set a textbook, please name it. If you use journal articles or your own materials, please describe them very briefly (e.g. journal articles supplied / module handbook)

Each week, journal articles are supplied to you.