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Greek

This module seeks to enhance further the students’ ability to translate from German into Greek, their mother tongue, by carrying out the appropriate lexical, stylistic, semantic and cultural changes. It also offers them the opportunity to deal with texts throughout a wide variety of subjects, such as literary texts, journalistic articles, tourist guides, technical texts etc.

Through the Text Linguistic Approach to Translation, we attempt to analyse all types of texts, with emphasis on the comparative approach and to draw useful conclusions as far as the science of Translation is concerned.

We present the basic concepts of applied Translatology, so as the students to acquire the basis for the translation skills which are required during the course. The students practise in translating texts from English into Greek. The applied aspects of Translation are presented and tested for interaction with the personality of the translator. In particular, we examine the nature and use of documentation tools, as well as the issue of translation criticism.

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Literature and Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler and Stanley Kubrick. "The Interpretation of Dreams" and "A dream story" behind "Eyes Wide Shut".

History of french culture and civilisation. From the french Revolution, to contemporary France. Language, art, philosophy, politics. Placing France in Europe today. In french.

From the 20th το 21st century. Principal authors and schools, analysis of several major works. In french.

The course is articulated around texts of low demands as far as terminology is concerned and current affairs texts of average difficulty. The methodology for class work is involves the preparation of a text by the students at home and discussion on the translation they have attempted, their mistake and a final text arises comprising the best solution offered.

The main objective of the course is to present contemporary German everyday life and culture in comparison to equivalent data of contemporary Greek everyday life and culture, in order to ameliorate the “contrastive” cultural competence of the students in their working cultures. For the realization of this objective, the students will have to make oral group presentations on central contemporary cultural issues, e.g. the political and educational systems, eating habits, habits of social behavior and everyday communication, the image of the self and the other.

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