Advanced Literary Translation

Students will choose, early in the semester, one author to focus on in fiction, poetry, or drama, with the goal of arriving at a 20-25 page sample of the author’s work. All work will be translated into English and discussed in a workshop format. Weekly readings will focus on the comparison of pre-existing translations as well as commentaries on the art and practice of literary translation.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Application required. Students apply by submitting 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. Prerequisite: CWR 205 or 206 Introductory Translation or instructor’s permission. Application deadline is November 17, 2021.






Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM