Who is a translator and what comprises a translation? As the practice of translation gains more and more visibility and the demand for qualified translators grows worldwide, understanding a diverse range of possible answers to these questions becomes even more critical. In response to the increasing visibility of and demand for translation, this course looks closely at definitions of the translator and the translated, focusing on how translation has been practiced and theorized, as well as how these practices and theories have played a part in shaping colonial and postcolonial world history.