Starring: The Translator! (LIT4272.01)

Marguerite Feitlowitz
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The figure of the literary translator has a checkered history—ambassador and traitor, solitary bookworm and cultural heroine, detective and spy, poet par excellence and self-effacing scribe. Rich, provocative, and rarefied, the practice and history of literary translation has given rise to a host of novels, memoirs, and essays. The star? It’s the literary translator wrestling in the maze of meaning, politics, self-fashioning, and the art of writing.We’ll read from a range of languages and epochs: Larbaud, Cervantes, Borges, Luiselli, Novey, Alameddine, Durante, Kantor.

 

Prerequisites: Critical or creative writing sample must be emailed to mfeitlowitz@bennington.edu by May 6; the class list will be posted on May 11.
Credits: 4
W 10:10am - 12:00pm; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 15
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Four Credit, Literature, Marguerite Feitlowitz, Wednesday Afternoons, Wednesday Mornings, and tagged , .