Literary Translation Practice (French-Portuguese) - 2nd semester


1.Development of the competences of analysis and criticism bearing in mind the translation activity in specialised domains;
2.Identification and suggestion of adequate solutions to the difficulties and specificities of translation, through the explanation of some aspects belonging to the semiotics domain of literary translation;
3.Awareness and practice of the various modalities of translation, applying them coherently and permanently to the practical cases presented.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Margarida Esperança Pina


Weekly - 4

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



French language (level A2.2.)


Bassnett, S. (2003). Estudos de Tradução. Fundamentos de uma disciplina. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Berman, A. (1999). La Traduction et la letre ou l’auberge du lointain. Paris: Seuil.
Eco, U. (2005). Dizer quase a mesma coisa. Sobre a tradução. Lisboa: Difel.
Lima, C. (2010). Manual de Teoria da Tradução. Lisboa: Colibri.
Oustinoff, M. (2009). La Traduction. Paris: Poche.

Teaching method

Practical and theoretical classes, using Information and communication technologies (support of Moodle platform), academic databases and (digital) library resources to provide support for social and human sciences research; 75% minimum attendance is required.
Lectures: 25%, practical classes: 75%
In class teaching.

Evaluation method

A mid-term test (40%) and a final test (40%). Participation in class is mandatory and includes an oral presentation (20%).

Subject matter

1.Reflections on fundamental theoretical issues:language and translation; translation and culture; translation adequacy / acceptability; translation and creative process;
2. Translation of texts belonging to different cultural moments; affirmation and development of the French language (narrative, poetic and dramatic text);
3. Comparative and contrastive analysis of translations.


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