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Language Acquisition; Translation: Specialization: Literary Translation II

Course 2010-2011

Admission Requirements

Specialization: Literary Translation I


This course offers practice in translation of a variety of literary text types, such as fiction, poetry, plays and literary essays.
At home, all students prepare a translation for discussion in tutorial. Each week, two or three students will make an annotated translation of the text; they will be assigned the role of discussion leader for that week.

Course Objectives

  • Skill in translating literary texts from English to Dutch
  • Ability to apply one’s knowledge and understanding of stylistics in translating a literary text
  • Ability to apply one’s knowledge of translation theories in translating literary texts


The timetable will be available from July 1 onwards on the Department website.

Mode of Instruction

One three-hour tutorial per week.


Class paper; annotated translation


This course is supported by Blackboard.

Reading list

Literary Translation II reader available on Blackboard.


Students can register through uSis.

Contact information

English Department, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 103c. Phone: 071 527 2144, or mail: