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Muhammad Reza Samimi

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • Muhammad Reza Samimi
  • Where do you live?
    • Iran
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • My interest in my major; Translation Studies.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Perfectionism
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • Learning
  • We all have worked on those not-so-perfect assignments. Write about one such assignment that was not ideal and what you learned from it.
    • Once I translated a book whose topic was unfamiliar to me. So, I could not do that well. I think I' better work in only one field.
  • If you could go back in time to when you were just starting out as a translator or interpreter, what advice would you give to your younger self?
    • Take yourself and belief more seriously and follow them with conviction.
  • Name one resource – such as a phone app, CAT tool, website, and so forth – that you find especially helpful in your translating or interpreting work.
    • Google translate
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide
      By: Lois Tyson

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This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism.

This new edition features:

a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the 'end' of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation
an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts
a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts
an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory
a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works
updated and expanded bibliographies
Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature

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