Advanced Literary Translation

Practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works. Criticism by professionals and talented peers encourages the student’s growth as both creator and reader of literature. Students must be fluent in their chosen language.

Reading/Writing assignments:
One manuscript per week submitted. Reading of other students’ submissions in advance of the workshop in which they are to be discussed. Other assigned readings and exercises. 60-80 pages of reading per week.

Other Requirements:
Not Open to graduate students. Not open to Freshmen

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students must submit an application including a writing sample of 3-4 pages of translations and a paragraph describing their interest in the author(s) included in the sample, noting any previous experience with the genre. Application deadline is April 17, 2015. Students must first take CWR 205 — Introductory Translation. Please note this course cannot be audited.

Other information:
Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. Program IV English majors may use two creative writing courses at 300 or 400 level as departmentals.




Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.


Idra Novey