Teaching

Translation Theory 

Course Level: Undergraduate

Course Description: This course explores the various theories of translation, approaches, and the latest debates in the field of Translation Studies. It also provides a foundation for students on writing essays on translation, using exercises and coursework to cover issues related to critical reading, translation criticism, and other forms of analysis.

Introduction to Cultural Studies

Course Level: Undergraduate

Course Description: This course introduces students to the study of culture and cultural production, taking them through a range of theoretical approaches with a focus on translation as a core concept of cultural transfer. It focuses on the work of critical thinkers in Cultural Studies, and their engagement with the ways in which identities are constructed and maintained through everyday practices.

Translation and Ideology

Course Level: Undergraduate

Course Description: This course explores the workings of ideology in translation, both linguistically and conceptually. It introduces students to the range of major theories and definitions of ideology commonly used in the social sciences. Specific emphasis is placed on the Critical Discourse Analysis models and how they help in the study of ideologies in translation.

Translation Ethics

Course Level: Postgraduate

Course Description: This course explores the various debates on the ethics of translation. It offers insights into ethical issues faced by translators, in the hope to increase the critical awareness of students about the range of issues they would face as translators and how to potentially think of solving them.

Arabic

Course Level: Postgraduate

Course Description: This course offers students solid grounds on written and spoken Arabic. It takes them through the fascinating culture, history, and society of the Arab world. It follows al-Kitab and illustrates the rich insights provided not only about Arabic grammar, but also the rich Arabic literature.