Translation Workshop: To and From Italian

The focus of this course will be on Italian women writers from the early 20th century to the present day. We will work with a mix of voices from the established canon, such as Grazia Deledda and Natalia Ginzburg, and those emerging in more recent years and who write from a culturally and linguistically hybrid perspective, such as Igiaba Scego and Ornella Vorpsi. Though the bulk of the translation will be out of Italian, we will also consider published English translations of these authors and revert them into Italian for the purpose of deepening the understanding of linguistic structures and more nuanced questions of translation.

Prerequisites and Restrictions

Reading proficiency in Italian required. No course application needed, but does require permission to enroll by contacting Katie Welsh at





Wednesdays, 1:30-4:20 PM