English 143T

Poetry Translation: Poetry Translation Workshop

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2008 Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
TTh 12:30-2 301 Wheeler

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The purpose of the class is to give students a chance to work on verse translation, to share translations and give and receive feedback on their work, to read about the theory and practice of translation, and perhaps to try out different practices and techniques. Participants must have some competence in a language they want to translate from and develop a project in that language. For each workshop students will provide original texts, word-for-word versions, and a draft of a translation which the class can then discuss. It makes for an interesting way to study poetry and verse technique�to see how one goes about making poetry in one language come alive in another.

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