ViceVersa Italian-English translation workshop Villa Garbald, Castasegna (Switzerland)
The ViceVersa workshop provides an excellent opportunity for mother-tongue Italian and English colleagues to meet and exchange ideas on equal terms within a practical context. For one week, twelve translators – six mother-tongue Italian and six mother-tongue English – will meet to discuss several pages from a translation on which each are currently working and to consider challenges, difficulties and possible solutions. The texts can be of any kind: fiction for adults and children, classic or contemporary, non-fiction, theatre, poetry, comics or graphic novels. To make best use of the workshop, all participants must prepare themselves in advance for the discussion of all texts. There will also be two public events: one on a theme regarding culture and language at the Ciäsa Granda di Stampa, and the customary “Laboratorio aperto”, an evening when the general public will be present at and take part in the discussion of one of the texts under consideration.
Institute for World Literature – Harvard University (1 - 25 July 2019)
The British Centre for Literary Translation, on behalf of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts – South-East England (CHASE), is pleased to announce two sponsored places at the annual Institute for World Literature (IWL), to be held at Harvard University in summer 2019.
The Institute will hold its ninth summer school session 1 - 25 July 2019 at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), USA. This ambitious four-week programme includes a total of fourteen two-week seminars taught by leading names in world literature today, together with outstanding guest lectures and the opportunity for participants to share their work in colloquia, as well as panels on publishing and the job market. The programme will be supplemented by informal outings to build community beyond the boundaries of the formal sessions. Participants will have the chance to examine critically the latest challenges of this comprehensive and rapidly developing field, from its theoretical concepts and the history of the discipline to its forms of practice today embedded in a world market.
The programme includes several plenary lectures offered by special guest speakers Homi Bhabha and Stephen Owen, and by IWL faculty.
In addition to attending seminars, participants will give a paper or present a work in progress or a recent project within one of twelve colloquia groups organised around broad themes: World Literature and Production, World Literature and Circulation, World Literature and Translation, Postcolonialism and World Literature, World Cinema and World Literature, Premodern Literature and World Literature, Politics, Poetics and World Literature. Meeting once each week with their peers under the leadership of one of the postdoc or faculty participants, they have the opportunity to share their work and receive valuable feedback from scholars all over the world working on similar topics, and develop new projects including future ACLA seminars. Participants’ work will benefit from using the resources of the Harvard libraries.
Applications are welcomed from current PhD students at all CHASE institutions (NB: the scheme is not restricted to students who are already CHASE-funded). If you are interested in attending IWL 2019, please email BCLT (email@example.com) no later than 25 January, including a copy of your CV and a 300-word statement describing current scholarly interests and plans, as well as specific suggestions as to how the IWL might further those interests and plans. The statement should also include information about any relevant courses taken and/or taught in comparative and world literature and theory. BCLT will assess the applications and select those most likely to benefit from the experience.
The successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel, room and board, and incidental costs. They are also initially responsible for paying the tuition fee (at a discounted rate) but will then claim reimbursement of the tuition fee through CHASE.
MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia:
The course focuses exclusively on literary translation and combines translation practice with translation theory. Described by former external examiner Dr Francis Jones as 'deservedly a UK leader in literary translation studies', this innovative course has been training literary translators for over two decades.
BCLT is pleased to offer an internship programme for two students on the MALT programme. It provides them with more work and field experience, and allows them a chance to work with the BCLT more closely and to make contacts in the world of literary translation.
The 2017/18 internships will take place in May-July 2018 and students apply via the Careers Service.
Some general tasks that the interns will work on include: helping to catalogue and organise the BCLT library; helping with BCLT events by contacting speakers, working on promotion and/or hosting and facilitating at the event itself. The interns this year will work closely with the BCLT Manager on the annual International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School.
In 2011 UEA's Creative Writing programme was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK's most prestigious higher education award, in recognition of its continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level.
Possible Sources of Funding for Translators & Translation Projects
English PEN produces a very useful spreadsheet listing possible sources of funding for translators working across the world. Visit English PEN to find out more. Literature Across Frontiers lists possible sources of funding for publishers. Frankfurt Book Fair website has a great page of organisations which offer programmes for the promotion of translations for publishing companies and translators. Creative Europe Desk UK offers funding for publishing works from one Eurpoean language into another.
MA in Literary Translation
British Centre for Literary Translation
School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ