The Cultural Dimension of Translation

Course Information
TitleΠολιτισμική Διάσταση της Μετάφρασης / The Cultural Dimension of Translation
Title in FrenchDimension culturelle de la traduction
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006456

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Υ-ΜΕΤ-01 Text Analysis and Production in Greek I
  • Υ-ΜΕΤ-02 Text Analysis and Production in Greek II
  • Υ-ΜΕΤ-03 Comprehension Techniques in Translation I
  • Υ-ΜΕΤ-05 General Translation I
  • Υ-ΜΕΤ-06 Introduction to Translation Studies
General Prerequisites
Students must have successfully completed the compulsory courses designated by the School for choosing the translation direction. Perfect knowledge of French language. Very good knowledge of the basic linguistic theoretical theories.
Learning Outcomes
Basic/partial study of the cultural dimension of the translation phenomenon Familiarization with the cultural translation theories Capacity to distinguish the cultutral markers
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Study of the cultural and political dimension of the translation phenomenon. Emphasis is given on the cultural turn in Translation Studies. Furthermore are distinguished the levels in which culture and translation are involved (collective organization of the speech, text content, ethics translation).
translation, culture, cultural turn., colelctive organization of the speech, cultural marker, ethics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power Point
Course Organization
Reading Assigment130.5
Written assigments702.8
Student Assessment
Continuus evaluation (50%) and final exams (50%). The assessment procedure is mentioned briefly in the Students Guide and it is announced to the students.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γραμμενίδης, Σίμος Π. (2009), Μεταφράζοντας τον κόσμο του Άλλου: Θεωρητικοί προβληματισμοί – Λειτουργικές προοπτικές, Αθήνα: Δίαυλος.
Additional bibliography for study
Munday, Jeremy. (2001/2002), Μεταφραστικές σπουδές. Θεωρίες και εφαρμογές, Μετάφραση από τα αγγλικά Άγγελος Φιλιππάτος, Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο. Baker, Mona (ed). (1998), Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies, London / New York : Routledge.
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