Sunday Submissions: BU MFA in Literary Translation

Boston University recently launched an MFA in Literary Translation, and they are particularly looking for applicants in their Arabic language track, in addition to German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Persian, and Spanish:

According to organizers, the program builds on the tradition of the BU Translation Seminar, which has been running for some four decades, hosting a number of renowned translators.

The new one-year MFA is open for applications and has language tracks available in Arabic, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Persian, and Spanish.

According to program director Anna Zielinska-Elliott:

The curriculum comprises translation workshops, classes on translation theory, and a course on literary style in English, taught by faculty drawn from World Languages & Literatures, Romance Studies, Classical Studies, Creative Writing, and English, among them a number of active practitioners of the craft. Our ongoing Friday series of Lectures in Translation offers students a chance to interact with leading translators in the field, and our video and audio archive of translation lectures, which goes back to 1978, is a priceless source of knowledge about translation practice and history.

The application deadline for Fall 2020 is February 15, 2020. Coursework will include translation theory and history, a style workshop, language-specific workshops, and topics in translation studies.

Merit scholarships are available.

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