Spanish to English Translation Workshop
Workshop on translating short fiction and poetry from Spanish to English. We will read essays on the theory and practice of translation, compare published English versions of the same Spanish original text, and engage in a variety of translation exercises. Students must be fluent in both languages.
Texts: Edith Grossman, Why Translation Matters. New Haven: Yale UP, 2010; David Bellos, Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything. NY: Faber and Faber, 2011.
Film: The Woman with the Five Elephants. dir. Vadim Jendreyko. Switzerland/Germany, 2009. 90 min.