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 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. Not open to graduate students.

Application required.


Prerequisites and Restrictions

This class is available for 300-level (departmental) credit, by application only, for any student who has previously taken two 200-level workshops in the Creative Writing program. Students must have fluency in a language in addition to English. Applications must include 3-4 pages of either original literary translation or original work from their previous workshops.



Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:20 pm
New South Building, Room 605


Idra Novey