Translation Studies Faculty
Translation Studies, including the theory and practice of literary translation, has been a particularly strong area in Comparative Literature at Indiana University. Our department offers a graduate specialization in Literary Translation, which requires several courses and workshops in translation itself, and advanced graduate work in other language departments. Students may also complete the Certificate in Literary Translation, or include a translation project as partial fulfillment of the M.A. degree. Students must be enrolled in the M.A. or Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature or another language and literature department at IUB in order to earn the Graduate Certificate in Literary Translation.
Our program has been one of the strongest in the nation in this field. Our faculty have historically had a particularly distinguished record as translators of poetry and fiction, receiving numerous national awards and holding high office in national organizations. A special strength of our faculty is the breadth of languages covered. We have produced highly-regarded translations from the Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Persian Romanian, and Spanish among others.