English 143T

Poetry Translation Workshop

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2010 Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
TTh 9:30-11 305 Wheeler

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This is a practical workshop for students wishing to work at translating poetry into English, so students need to have at least an intermediate knowledge of the language they wish to translate from. The class works like a poetry writing workshop: students bring to class the original poem they are translating, a word-for-word trot, and their translation and the class discusses the work. There are also readings in translation and translation theory.

Admission will be by permission of the instructor, based on (1) three pages of your own translations of poems into English, as well as the corresponding pages in the original language, (2) a one-paragraph statement of your interest in translation, and (3) an application form; all of the above is to be submitted to Professor Hass’s mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 20, AT THE LATEST.

Be sure to read the paragraph concerning creative writing courses on page 1 of this Announcement of Classes for further information regarding enrollment in such courses!

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