Abed Tayyara | Kent State University

Presentation title: Mural by Mahmoud Darwish

  • The aim of this presentation is to examine translation as a process of decision making and cultural negotiation in the case of Darwish’s Mural.
  • The presentation today constitutes a snapshot of a course in preparation on Arabic literature in translation, which will be offered for undergraduate students at the 300/400 level. 
  • The course begins with theoretical discussions about translation in general attempting to answer the question: What is gained in translation?  So some of the themes and topics that we will discuss in class are:
  • The translator’s voice and visibility
  • Translation as a decision-making process
  • How can we understand culture through translation?
  • The idea of loyalty
  • Ideology and translation

         

Translation as a decision-making process

How can we understand Culture through translation?

The idea of loyalty

Ideology and translation

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