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Gained in translation: the magic of translating texts into English | News | Vancouver Island University

Dr. Katharina Rout taught in the English Department in VIU’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities from 1988 – 2017. She had a seat at the table as VIU evolved from a college to a university-college, into a university, and began to mature into its current state. She is the founding Chair of the Education Council, which was the precursor to the Senate, was awarded a Provost’s Teaching Award for Innovation in Teaching, and now has been honoured as a Professor Emerita.

Her list of contributions is extensive, and her accolades are well-deserved. However, she says the part of her teaching career for which she feels most privileged was to help the English Department internationalize its curriculum and make it a welcoming place for students of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds, not the least of which was teaching International Literature and Literature in Translation. Two of her favourite course topics were Arabic Fiction in Translation and…

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