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The Translation of Poetry/ The Poetry of Translation

ENGL 3120.401
also offered as: COML 3120.401
TR 3:30-5:00pm

In this class we will study and translate major figures in modern poetry, such as Shu Ting, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Charles Baudelaire, and Pablo Neruda. The curriculum will be tailored to the linguistic backgrounds of students who enroll. If you've taken a semester of Hebrew or Arabic, we'll study Dahlia Ravikovitch or Mahmoud Darwish. If you speak Korean or Russian, we'll translate poems by Yun Dongju or Anna Akhmatova. Through study of the most famous modern poems in Urdu, Italian, Bulgarian, or Polish (to name a few), the class will explore the world through its modern literary treasure. All are welcome, with neither translation experience nor language skills required. Assignments will include an oral presentation and a short final essay.This course is cross-listed with COML 3120. 

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
  • Creative Writing Workshop Course Minor (AECW)
College Attributes