Spring 2014 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Cotter, Sean
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6380 Section 001
M Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
The Art and Craft of Translation

Description of Course:

This graduate workshop will introduce students to the conceptual problems and practical skills of literary translation. Our discussions will focus on the writing techniques required to create in English those literary aspects of the original we find significant, enticing, and valuable. We will work to understand translation choices in various lights: comparative translations, other translators' reflections on their work, and visions of the context of translation in international literary exchange.

Required Texts:

our readings will include:
Susan Bernofsky and Esther Allen, On Translation
Lydia Davis, Proust
Rosmarie Waldrop, Lavish Absence

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

weekly writing and reading assignments
comments on other students' work
final project

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