Date(s) - 03/01/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Daryl Hague, Spanish & Portuguese, will present for the Humanities Center’s weekly colloquium on Thursday, March 1st. The presentation will be held at 3:00 PM in room 4101 JFSB. He will be discussing his recent translation studies project.
“The Roles of Imagination and Empathy in Translation”
Whether explicitly or implicitly, translation-competence models recognize translators’ ability to imagine the expectations of different audiences. In addition to imagining audiences’ perspectives, translators imagine the expectations of colleagues and clients. This ability to imagine others’ perspectives is known in psychological literature as empathic accuracy. If empathic accuracy is indeed essential to translation competence, then translation instructors have a responsibility to help students develop this imaginative capacity. Instructors can help students improve their empathic accuracy by employing collaborative-translation activities and teaching students how to engage in perspective-taking.