Winter 2006

Special Topics
Convener: Dick Hebdige, Director IHC
This one-unit seminar is open to recipients of the IHC pre-doctoral fellowship. Participants meet regularly throughout the year to present work in progress.

Translation Studies
Conveners: Suzanne Jill Levine, Spanish and Portuguese; Yunte Huang, English
The Translation Studies Research Focus Group investigates the various issues surrounding translation, especially but not limited to scholarly work with translation. This includes the practical problems encountered in the process of translation/translating an author’s unique style, translating culturally specific idiomatic expressions and slang, remaining “loyal” to original works, to name a few and stems to theoretical problems/questions of authorship and originality; the impact of translation on cultural understanding; and the problem of what is lost and what is gained when bringing a text into another language.