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Below you will find a list of all graduate courses that have been offered.
NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

LTS 400 STUDIES IN TRANSLATION

This course will introduce students to the theoretical backgrounds, practical challenges,and creative activity of literary translation. We will survey appropriate theories of language and communication including semiotics, post-structuralism, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and cognitive linguistics. We will consider varied and conflicting descriptions by translators of what it is they believe they are doing and what they hope to accomplish by doing it; and we will study specific translations into English from a variety of sources in order to investigate the strategies and choices translators make and the implication of those choices for our developing sense of what kinds of texts translations actually are. Finally, students will, in consultation with the instructor or with another qualified faculty member, undertake exercises in translation of their own. By the end of this class each student should have a working knowledge of both the critical backgrounds and the artistic potentials of translation.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 400M STUDIES IN TRANSLATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 401 TRANSLATION PORTFOLIO

Under the direction of an advisor, students complete an independent translation project—a group of poems or stories, a novella, or an excerpt from a novel or play—that will be the centerpiece of the student’s translation portfolio.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 401A CONTEMPORARY POETRY

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Last Offered: Spring 2013

LTS 401B NOBEL PRIZE LITERATURE

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Last Offered: Spring 2015

LTS 401M TRANSLATION PORTFOLIO

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 402 MIXED GENRE TRANSLATION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2015

LTS 403 CONTEMPORARY POETRY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2011

LTS 406 TRANSLATION&WORLD LITERATURE

The focus of World Literature in Translation is to examine what makes a translation "successful" as a translation. By reading a series of recently translated works (some contemporary, some retranslations of modern classics), and by talking with translators, we will have the opportunity to discuss both specific and general issues that come up while translating a given text. Young translators will be exposed to a lot of practical advice throughout this class, helping to refine their approach to their own translations, and will expand their understanding of various practices and possibilities for the art and craft of literary translation.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 406M TRANSLATION & WORLD LIT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 410 INTRO TO LITERARY PUBLISHING

This course runs in combination with an internship at Open Letter Books and focuses on explaining the basics of the business of literary publishing: editing, marketing, promoting, fundraising, ebooks, the future of bookselling, etc. Literature in translation is emphasized in this class, and all the topics covered tie in with the various projects interns work on for Open Letter Books.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 410M PUBLISHING LITERARY TRANS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 411 POLISH AND AMERICAN POETRY

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Last Offered: Fall 2013

LTS 431 FRENCH LIT IN TRANSLATION

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 432 JEWISH WRITER & REBEL

In February 2011, the website Jewcy published a list of the 50 most essential works of Jewish fiction of the last 100 years. The featured books come from many different languages, cultures, and time periods and are written in a myriad of literary styles. Although few would argue with the names on the list (Kafka, Bellow, Singer), the diversity of the authors involved raises the question: what makes Jewish literature Jewish? This course will attempt to answer that question by looking at an international group of writers (some of whom identify as Jewish and some of whom do not) who often challenge their (religious and cultural) upbringing as well as the dominant politics of the countries in which they live. The authors we will read include: Franz Kafka, Jakov Lind, Bruno Schulz, Edmund Jabès, Georges Perec and Clarice Lispector.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

LTS 433 THE REWRITABLE BEOWULF

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Last Offered: Fall 2012

LTS 438 INTERNATIONAL FICTION

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 462 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN LIT

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Last Offered: Fall 2014

LTS 465 DON QUIXOTE

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Last Offered: Fall 2016

LTS 474 CARIBBEAN NOVEL & THEORY

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Last Offered: Spring 2014

LTS 491 MASTER'S READING COURSE

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Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 494 MASTER'S INTERSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE - MA

No description

Last Offered: Summer 2011

LTS 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 897 MASTERS DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

LTS 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

LTS 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2014

LTS 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE

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Last Offered: Summer 2011