Comparative Literature | Workshop in Literary Translation
C581 | 2106 | Prof. Bill Johnston


This workshop will focus on practical issues of literary
translation. We will consider the problems of translating poetry,
prose, drama, and other genres. Class time will be devoted to the
analysis of existing translations, workshops on translation issues,
and to work on our own translations. A strong emphasis will be
placed on professional aspects of literary translation such as
publication and representation. Evaluation will be by a series of
practical assignments revolving around short translation projects in
different genres. A wide range of languages will be represented in
class, though we will always be translating into English. You will
need a thorough knowledge of English and at least one other
language. No prior experience of literary translation is required.