Courses

Advanced Literary Translation

Students will choose, early in the semester, one author to focus on in fiction, poetry, or drama. All work will be translated into English and discussed in a workshop format. We will address the challenges of revising, with the goal of arriving at a 25-30 page sample of the author’s work. Weekly readings will focus on the comparison of pre-existing translations and also on some translation theory.

Application required.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

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.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
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 22, 2016. This course is not open to Graduate Students.

Other information:
Program IV English majors may use 2 creative courses at 300 or 400-level as departmentals. Individual conferences are scheduled at intervals during the semester. There are no exams. This course cannot be audited.

Faculty

Sections

C01

Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:20 pm

Instructor(s)

Jhumpa Lahiri