Short Courses: Translate in the City

Translate in the City

11th – 15th July, 2016, City University London

Translate in the City is the third literary translation summer school to be held at City University London. It offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly “first come, first served” basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children’s literature and crime writing etc.) There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, university staff and one another. Daily evening events will include a French Translation Slam, a Keynote Lecture by literary translator and editor (of the quarterly Modern Poetry in Translation) Sasha Dugdale, on Poetry, Birdsong and Translation and a Publishers’ Panel with Nick Sheerin (Profile Books), Emily Boyce (Gallic Books), Mark Richards (John Murray) and Sophie Lewis (And Other Stories). The Language Officer of the European Commission Representation in the UK will also give a seminar on the opportunities for translators in the EU.

Bookings start from 4th January 2016. For more details about booking, please see the website.