Skip to Content $theme.include($body_top_include)

What's On

European School of Literary Translation - 12-15 September 2017

European School of Literary Translation
Summer School 2017: ‘Training the Teacher of Literary Translation’

Link Campus University, Rome
12-15 September 2017

The European School of Literary Translation is an exciting new international initiative dedicated to the training of emerging literary translation teachers.  It involves four European partner organisations: British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), Centre of Expertise for Literary Translation, Netherlands (ELV), University of Rome Link Campus and Fondazione San Pellegrino, Italy (FUSP).

The inaugural ESLT Summer School will take place in Rome, from 12 to 15 September 2017.  It will bring together 20 translators and educators from across Europe who are passionate about teaching literary translation.  The three-day programme includes a mixture of keynote lectures, panel discussions, seminars, workshops and a one-to-one mentoring session.  Topics include revising and editing translations, evaluation and assessment, and the role of literary translation theory in a practical curriculum.  Further information and full programme details can be found on the ESLT website,  ESLT will implement the PETRA-E Framework for the Education and Training of Literary Translators (  The main language is English.

On confirmation of acceptance, a registration fee of €250 will be payable to ESLT.  Participants are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

Application Process
Each of the participating organisations has been allocated five places.  Applicants for one of the BCLT places should submit the following two documents by e-mail to

•    A letter of motivation (including an indication of the role and strategic impact of participation in the ESLT Summer School in your career planning);
•    A full CV (including contact details and record of translation practice).

The deadline for applications is 14 July 2017, and successful applicants will be notified by 21 July.

About the Venue
Link Campus University is a private university founded in 1999 in the heart of Rome.  For further details, see: