Five College Consortium

Poetic Translation

Subject Name: 

European Studies

Course Number: 
Amherst College

This is a workshop in translating poetry into English, preferably from a Germanic, Slavic, or Romance language (including Latin, of course), whose aim is to produce good poems in English. Students will present first and subsequent drafts to the entire class for regular analysis, which will be fed by reference to readings in translation theory and contemporary translations from European languages. Advanced knowledge of the source language is required and experience with creative writing is welcome.

Limited to 12 students. Fall semester:  Professor Maraniss.  Spring semester: Professor Ciepiela.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Poetic Translation
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Catherine Ciepiela

MW 02:30PM-03:50PM

WEBS 215