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 every other week. Reading of other students’ submissions in advance of workshop in which they are to be discussed. Other assigned readings or exercises. 50-60 pages of reading per week.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This class is open to any student with fluency in a language in addition to English, by application only. Students must 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.

Application required.




Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am


Jhumpa Lahiri