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Specialist Courses

One of the aims of the Institut Ramon Llull is to promote programmes that foster the professionalisation of students and alumni by offering a range of specialist training and an internship programme.

These training courses enable students to increase their expertise in areas such as business, international relations, specialised translation, cultural management and communication.

Current training courses:

Catalan Studies specialisation course: Literary translation (Catalan-German)

The Institut Ramon Llull, in cooperation with the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), organises the Catalan Studies specialisation course: Literary translation (Catalan-German), which aims to foster the training of literary translators working from Catalan into German and to expand the network of literary translators from Catalan.

The course provides theoretical and practical training in literary translation. It has two parts: an online theoretical module offered from October 2017 to May 2018 and a face-to-face literary translation workshop that will take place in Barcelona in September 2018.

Trainees will be given the opportunity to take part in the “24 hours at the Frankfurt Book Fair”, during which various meetings with publishing sector professionals will be arranged.

RECIPIENTS

The Catalan Studies specialisation course: Literary translation (Catalan-German) is aimed at students of Catalan language and culture at universities abroad, whose mother tongue is preferably German.

Number of places: 10

OBJECTIVES

  • To offer trainees a theoretical and practical introduction to literary translation
  • To reinforce the trainees’ theoretical and practical command of the Catalan language as a working language
  • To enable trainees to learn about the basics of linguistics as applied to translation
  • To foster the trainees’ ability to analyse the cultural aspects associated with the source and target texts
  • To foster the trainees’ ability to use electronic tools for translation
  • To foster the trainees’ mastery of the use of linguistic resources for translation
  • To enable trainees to learn about the Catalan and German publishing sphere

Catalan Studies specialisation course: Literary translation (Catalan-German)

CONTENTS

1) Theory and Practice of Catalan-German Translation. Online

Length: 2 semesters (October to December 2017 and February to May 2018)

Credits: 12 ECTS credits

Minimum Catalan language level: B2

Tutor: Dr Laura Vilardell (UVic-Georgetown University)

Subjects

  1. Catalan Language: Structure and Use (3 ECTS credits), UOC. The trainees’ knowledge of Catalan language and grammar will be reinforced and consolidated. The description of the language according to the different levels of grammatical analysis will be addressed.
  2. Catalan Cultural Studies (3 ECTS credits), UOC. The trainees will acquire knowledge of and reflect on Catalan culture in a broad sense, going beyond traditional studies based on language and literature.
  3. Translation, Literature and Culture (Catalan, 3 ECTS credits), UVic-UCC. The main Catalan aesthetic and literary currents will be presented and compared to the European ones, from Romanticism to the present-day trends, as will the most significant works and authors. Theories of translation, translations and the main translators into Catalan of the 19th and 20th centuries will be analysed, as will their reception in Catalan culture.
  4. Theory and Practice of Catalan-German Translation (3 ECTS credits), UVic-UCC. The concepts and strategies for solving problems associated with translating into a language that is not one’s mother tongue. Trainees will reflect on and discuss the problems of and solutions to this type of translation, with practical exercises and translations.

The subjects will be assessed by continuous assessment of the practicals and exercises.

2) Literary Translation Workshop. Face-to-face

Length: 30 hours (September 2018)

Credits: 3 ECTS credits

Venue: Institut Ramon Llull, Barcelona.

Contents:

  1. Text Translation Workshop (20 hours). Dr Claudia Kalász, Goethe-Institut BCN
  2. Session on linguistic resources (1 h 30 m)
  3. Session on translation resources (1 h 30 m)
  4. Session on the publishing sphere (1 h 30 m)
  5. Visits to publishing houses and literary agents

For the purposes of this workshop, every student will need to bring a laptop.

3) Optional Activity “24 hours at the Frankfurt Book Fair”

REGISTRATION

Applicants must pre-register at the Institut Ramon Llull from 1 to 15 June 2017 by sending an e-mail to infollengua@llull.cat, including and/or attaching the following information and documentation:

  • Personal details
  • Motivation letter
  • CV

From 1 July 2017, an e-mail will be sent to the people selected confirming that they have been accepted onto the course.

The Institut Ramon Llull will select trainees in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. The applicant has German as his or her mother tongue. Score: Up to 1 point.
  2. The applicant has knowledge and a command of the Catalan language at a minimum level of B2 or equivalent. Score: Up to 2 points.
  3. The applicant is (or has been) a student of Catalan language and literature at a university outside of Catalan-speaking areas. Score: Up to 2 points.
  4. The applicant is taking (or has taken) a curricular or research pathway connected with language and literature or with translation. Score: Up to 1 point.
  5. The applicant has experience in the translation field. Score: Up to 1 point.
  6. Reasons why the applicant wants to take part in the course, as expressed in the motivation letter. Score: Up to 3 points.

The maximum score that can be obtained is 10 points.

Every effort will be made to consider applications from different German-speaking universities and countries whenever possible.

Trainees must take both modules: Theory and Practice of Catalan-German Translation and the Literary Translation Workshop.

The Institut Ramon Llull will bear the cost of the registration fees and accommodation in Barcelona, and the participating trainees will have to meet subsistence and travel expenses (to and from Barcelona).

For the Theory and Practice of Catalan-German Translation module, trainees will be registered on the virtual platforms of the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).

ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

Those trainees who pass the Theory and Practice of Catalan-German Translation module and have attended 90% of the Literary Translation Workshop module sessions will be awarded a specialisation certificate with 15 ECTS credits.

LEAFLET

Leaflet containing information on the Literary Translation (Catalan-German) course

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF:

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya               Universitat de Vic–Universitat Central de Catalunya

Previous editions

2017

Seminar on Literary Translation from Catalan to Italian

In cooperation with the University of Bologna (UNIBO). Theoretical and practical training, accompanied by a programme of cultural management practicals within the context of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, where Catalan culture was the guest of honour.

2016

Literary Translation Seminar. Theory and Practice of Catalan-Polish Translation

In cooperation with Jagiellonian University in Krakow (UJ) and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (UAM). Theoretical and practical training, accompanied by a programme of cultural management practicals within the context of the Warsaw Book Fair, where Catalan literature and Barcelona were the guests of honour.

1st Literary Translation Seminar for Young Russian Speakers

In cooperation with Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Theoretical and practical training.

2015

Catalan Studies Specialisation Course: Literary Translation

In cooperation with the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Theoretical and practical training accompanied by a face-to-face literary translation workshop held in Barcelona.

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and theBarcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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