Comparative Literature | Wkshp in Literary Translation
C581 | 1993 | B. Johnston
MW 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
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.