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Contemporary Short Stories in Translation
Winter 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 308Z, ENGL 202Z

This course will introduce students to a wide range of contemporary short stories from around the world, translated into English. We will read fiction from four geographical clusters--Nordic Europe, Latin America, East Asia, Western Europe--as well as from outside these relatively well-defined categories. Along with exploring the fiction itself, we will consider how the English-language publishing industry treats these different zones, as we acknowledge the risk of ending up with national or regional stereotypes. We will also keep in mind the translator's role as an active creator of the works we are reading. In week two, we will pay special attention to the crucial professional role of the translator in getting these authors published and recognized, and there will be in-class visits from one translator in each cluster. The objective of the course is to get a basic overview of different contemporary trends and traditions, and their various paths to publication in English, as well as hopefully finding one or two new favorite writers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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