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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3202: Literature and Translation: Arabic/English Perspectives and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Christina Phillips (Convenor)


ARA2139 Intermediate Arabic Language II or equivalent



Available via distance learning


This module combines study of Arabic/English literary and cultural translation with hands-on translation practice. You will be introduced to key translation methods and explore the particular challenges posed by translation from Arabic into English. Focusing on literary texts, you will explore issues such as power, orientalism, gender, style and creativity in the context of translation, and how literature functions to translate culture and difference. Practical translation is an essential component of the module and you will practise translating across a variety of literary texts in class and for homework. Translation projects will be published online where possible.

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