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European School of Literary Translation

ESLT Summer School

20 June 2017

At the beginning of June an exciting new international initiative dedicated to the training of emerging literary translation teachers was launched, the European School of Literary Translation. ESLT aims to support professional literary translation by creating a sustainable pan-European infrastructure for the education of literary translation teachers. ESLT will contribute to enhancing the quality of literary translations and, consequently, to the promotion of European cultural and literary diversity and the European ideal of a shared European culture.

The first Summer School will take place in Rome, from 12 to 15 September 2017. This Summer School is aimed at educating literary translators and brings together twenty (aspirant) translators across Europe. The three-day program consists of keynote lectures, panel discussions, seminars, workshops and a one-on-one mentoring session. Topics that are addressed include revising and editing translations, reviewing and evaluation, and the role of literary translation theory in a practical curriculum. The main language is English.

People who are interested are hereby invited to sign up. The target audience is literary translators who are at the beginning of their career in translation education or will work in translation eduction in the near future. Experienced translators who have already focused on translational attempts but want to further develop themselves didactically are also eligible. The recruitment and selection process takes place through the four institutions involved. The ELV will select the candidates who have Dutch as a connecting language.

Costs and registration

The Summer School costs € 250, -. For participants selected via the ELV, a compensation is possible through a grant of € 250, -. Travel and subsistence costs are borne by the participants themselves.

Candidates can enroll by June 23, by sending an email to literair.vertalen@uu.nl by Gea Schelhaas, with a motivation letter and CV (both in English). Selected candidates will receive an acceptance message early July.

More information and the programme can be found here or please contact Gea Schelhaas.

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