4th Biannual Graduate Student Translation Conference

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Year of Translation, Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
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4th Biannual Graduate Student Translation Conference
April 23-25, 2010
University of Michigan
Keynote speaker: Susan Bernofsky

We are seeking graduate student translators to participate in the 4th Biannual Graduate Student Translation Conference to be held April 23-25, 2010, as part of the University of Michigan's Year of Translation. We hope to gather emerging and established translators for a weekend of workshops and roundtables, as well as a keynote address and reading by Susan Bernofsky, recipient of multiple awards from the PEN Translation Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.

We encourage graduate student translators translating from any time period and any language into English to apply for a place in a translation workshop. Workshops may include but are not limited to: post-colonial literature, feminist literature, humor, drama, translating dead authors, Jewish languages, Classical literatures, literature from South Asia, East Asia, from the Middle East, from South America, from Africa, from Europe.

Workshops will be limited to six participants. Each member will have one text workshopped and will be expected to comment on the texts of the other workshop members.

To apply for a workshop place, please send 5-10 poems or 5-10 pages of prose, a scan of the original text, as well as a one-page statement about your motivations for translating the text and specific challenges it presented you as a translator. In your application, please indicate at least one or two workshops (from the list above, or suggest a new one) in which you would be interested in participating with your work. Please also attach a CV. Submissions should be emailed to michtranslation2010@umich.edu.

The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010. Applicants will be notified of the organizers' decision by February 22.

Please note: a limited amount of financial assistance for travel may be available in certain circumstances; contact the organizers if you would not be able to attend without some support. Every effort will be made to provide accommodation for successful applicants from outside the Ann Arbor area; however, we can't guarantee accommodation.

Inquiries may be directed to the conference organizers, Emily Goedde (egoedde@umich.edu) or Corine Tachtiris (tachtco@umich.edu).