Spring 2024 Comparative Literature & Society GR6111 section 001

The Hybrid Voice: Comparative Diasporas


Call Number 10882
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructors Karen Van Dyck
Brent H Edwards
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

A seminar on the theory and practice of translation from the perspective of comparative diaspora studies, drawing on the key scholarship on diaspora that has emerged over the past two decades focusing on the central issue of language in relation to migration, uprooting, and imagined community. Rather than foregrounding a single case study, the syllabus is organized around the proposition that any consideration of diaspora requires a consideration of comparative and overlapping diasporas, and as a consequence a confrontation with multilingualism, creolization and the problem of translation. The final weeks of the course will be devoted to a practicum, in which we will conduct an intensive workshop around the translation projects of the student participants.

Web Site Vergil
Department Comparative Literature and Society, Institute for
Enrollment 14 students (15 max) as of 5:05PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Comparative Literature & Society
Number GR6111
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Morningside
Note Apply:email krv1 & bhe2 w/dept, program, yr, languages, why
Section key 20241CPLS6111G001