Sufficient Compensation: A one-day literary translation studio

Sunday, May 3, 2015

10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Cost: Tuition: $50

186 Carpenter Street
Providence, RI 02903

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Sun, 2015-05-03 10:00 - 14:00

This one-day studio course is for writers who are working on a literary translation in any genre (poetry, prose, experimental or cross-genre work, etc). It is for writers who are just starting on their first translation and for experienced translators who want to think through the challenging moments in a text. This class will focus on difficult spots in a translation and will consider several concepts for managing these difficulties. Key concepts will include: isolating and translating formal aspects of a text, choosing aspects of a text to foreground in translation, sacrifice and compensation in translation, translating literary effects. We will discuss translation in theory and in practice and we will work on and discuss our translations throughout the day.

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