SP.261 / ESG.SP261 Poetry in Translation

As taught in: Spring 2006

English magnetic poetry laid over a French dictionary.

A collage of magnetic poetry and pages from a French dictionary. (Image by surrealmuse on flickr.com




David Custer

Alevtina Asarina

Course Description

This seminar addresses the inherent challenges of translating poetry from different languages, cultures, and eras. Students do some translation of their own, though accommodations are made if a student lacks even a basic knowledge of any foreign language.