Fall 2024


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Crosslisted: SAS 170: Translating India: History, Theory, Craft

Martha Selby

This seminar will introduce students to the art of literary translation through a wide variety of approaches. Over the course of the semester, we
will read various tracts, articles, and books on the theory and craft of translation from a wide range of Euro-American and South Asian stances and viewpoints. We will analyze editions of various classics from India that have been translated into English repeatedly, paying particular
attention to the political nature of the act and art of translation in its colonial and post-colonial contexts. This seminar will also have a practical component, and one session each week will allow students to present translations-in-progress to their peers for comment and critique.

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