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"How can we understand another society and, by comparison, learn more about our own? The key is mastery of the language. From this starting point, you can examine a country's history, its literature and culture."Dr Craig Blunt, French Studies
Posted 27 May 2016
Emma Wagstaff is co-editing with Nina Parish (University of Bath) a bilingual anthology of contemporary French poetry.
Professor Susan Bassnett, keynote speaker at the recent Translation Studies research forum, talks about detective fiction translated, finding patterns in the genre's increasing success.
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The Department is organised into seven principal sections, teaching our five principal languages and cultures (French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish), and the further seven languages and cultures we offer as minor or additional subjects (Arabic, Catalan, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Basque and Galician). The Department offers also professional teaching on Translation Studies.
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