English 143T

Upper Division Coursework: Poetry Translation Workshop

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2004 Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
TTh 9:30-11 301 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

A course reader


"This is a workshop for the translation of poetry. Translators are expected to share their work and to participate in the criticism of the work of others. Discussion will range from the larger problems of the possibility of translation to the particular problems of a specific text in a specific language. Our task is to produce translations, but en route we will consider whether the ""poetry"" translates along with the ""meaning""; the matter of music versus sense; the presence of the translator?s voice; intention; matters of form; the interplay of poet, translator, reader; and the like. Translators must work on poetry but may do so in any language. "

Back to Semester List