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Study translation as an artistic, technical, and commercial enterprise

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Master the practical side of the publication process

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Gain professional experience interning for a literary press

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Graduate Degree

Our MA program introduces you to the theory and practice of literary translation, and culminates in a book-length literary translation into English.

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Students interested in pursuing a career in translating or publishing are encouraged to participate in an internship program.

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Literary Press

Work alongside publishing professionals at Open Letter, our literary imprint, and Three Percent, an online resource for international literature.

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Literary Arts Programs

The Literary Arts Programs at the University of Rochester support a vibrant literary community on campus, promote world literature, and foster the art of imaginative writing. We have programs in creative writing and literary translation, as well as community service opportunities, public readings, lectures, and informal gatherings.

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Open Letter, the University’s nonprofit literary press, has sold thousands of translated works.

Best Translated Books

The annual Best Translated Book Awards honor the best original works of international literature and poetry published in the United States over the previous year.

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