Over Skype

Lecture On Translator's Role In Texts' Evaluation

17 - Feb - 2018

There is no way to prove this university unique as building bridges of communication with international universities like University of Leeds, Britain.  Recently, English Department hosted, via Skype,  prof. Jeremy Mundy, from the University of Leeds, in a lecture, entitled " Evaluation: Appraisal Theory and the Translator / Interpreter Stance".  Prof. Mundy showed the importance of evaluation process in translation, and the translator's role in evaluating various texts, especially, political and debatable ones.  Doing so, Prof. Mundy presented some translated samples that reveal troubles translators entrapped in while translating Barack Obama's culmination discourse. He attributed these problems to the cultural variations and the ruling government's effect on the translation process, calling upon translators to deal carefully with such texts.

The General Conference Hall included a host of Bachelor and Master students, and a  number of  English Department members headed by Prof. Mohammed Hajj Ahmed, assistant Prof. in English Department, who really appreciated Prof. Mundy's guidelines presented to sharpen the students' capacities in translation

Prof. Mundy thanked the department for such superb invitation, he was particularly fond of the discussions managed by Master students which vividly approved their sophisticated level.  It is remarkable that Prof. Mundy is the author of "Introducing Translation Studies" book which has been taught by Prof. Hajj Ahmed in the master program.