BSTD 705: Methodology Seminar I

The Methodology Seminars are courses on translation method and include discussion of issues such as target language style, audience, translation policy, cultural context, variant meanings, consistency in usage, issues in translation studies and handling translation problems. Also discussed in these courses are the methodological issues involved in translating religious texts in general and Buddhist texts in particular. The courses introduce the student to the field of Translation Studies while making use of specific case studies to analyze translation methods of particular relevance to the translation of Buddhist texts, with an emphasis on texts written in Sanskrit and Tibetan. The courses develop the ability of the graduate student to engage in critical scholarship and research in the field of Translation Studies.