Center for Applied Liberal Arts
This course is an introduction to literary translation and provides an overview of the field of literary translation, both in the US and abroad. Students will learn about the craft of literary translation and how it can help them become better translators. In this course students will gain an understanding of how ¿literary¿ tools¿i.e. reading, writing, revision, editing, and critiquing skills¿are applicable to all translation. The class will be organized in a multi-genre, multi-lingual workshop format. Students will produce their own literary translations, write reflective commentaries on the translation process, compare existing translations of literary texts, reference in-class readings, and engage in peer assessment. Emphasis will be placed on examining and critiquing each other¿s translations and discussing process and best practices.