Study programme 2020-2021Français
Literary texts Editing
Programme component of Advanced Master's in Applied Linguistics à la Faculty of Translation and Interpretation - School of International Interpreters

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UT-S1-LINGAP-084-MOptional UEPIETTE IsabelleT206 - Etudes nordiques
  • PIETTE Isabelle

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français72300044.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
T-FRAN-500Literary Texts Editing723000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Linguistic Skills - Apply linguistic knowledge to the practice of translation or interpretation.
    • Master the French language at level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    • Continuously assess and maintain that linguistic knowledge.
  • Cultural and Intercultural Competency - Utilise intercultural knowledge in order to understand, analyse, and contextualise in the practice of translation.
    • Be able to recognise the socio-cultural components underlying an oral or written text.
    • Analyse the assumptions, implicit or explicit, allusions, stereotypes and intertextuality of any oral or written document.
  • Cognitive Skills - Possess a solid theoretical grounding in translation and/or interpretation and be able to apply it to the professional practice thereof and actively pursue further independent development of it.
    • Familiarise themselves with transposition techniques based on theoretical findings, subsequently leading to some practical automatisms.
    • Develop the necessary analytical and synthesis faculties to be able to understand and work on complex texts.
    • Develop knowledge and skills autonomously, particularly in terms of researching new theoretical approaches and tools in the field, with the aim of improving professional skills.
  • Ethical and Professional Skills - Master the professional production of translations and manage interpersonal relations - Master the professional production of an interpretation.
    • Produce an accurate translation or interpretation in respect of what was agreed with the client and in accordance with accepted quality assessment norms.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills - Use and develop communication skills.
    • Capture the essence of a message in its original context and render it faithfully in another language.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this learning, students will be able to critique and comment on a literary translation, to make a comparison of various translations of the same literary work and define the choices made by the translators. They will also be able to propose, in a creative way, the corrections to improve an unfinished literary translation in respect of the stylistice qualities of the text.

Content of UE

Textual criticism and correction of literary drafts of translations ; comparison of published translations of works of 19th and 20th century European Literature ; exercises on particular issues (presentation of dialogues, use of translator's note, etc.); reflection on the evolution of the stylistic and esthetic standards in literary translations.

Prior Experience

French Language Level C2

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Presentation and written work and/or written exam depending on the number and language choice of students.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Presentation and written work and/or written exam depending on the number and language choice of students.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Etudes de cas

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
T-FRAN-500Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
T-FRAN-500Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
T-FRAN-500BERMAN Antoine, La traduction et la lettre ou l'auberge du lointain, Paris, Seuil, 1999.
BERMAN Antoine, L'Epreuve de l'étranger, Paris, Gallimard, 2002 (coll. " Tel " ; 252).
GUIDERE Mathieu, Introduction à la traductologie, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2008 (coll. " Traducto ").
Lexique des règles typographiques en usage à l'imprimerie nationale, Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 2002.
POLET Jean-Claude (dir.), Patrimoine littéraire européen, Bruxelles, De Boeck Université, 1998-2000 (volumes 10, 11a, 11b et 12).
TEGELBERG Elisabeth, " La retraduction littéraire - quand et pourquoi ? ", Babel, 57 (4), 2011, p. 452-471.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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