Poetry in Translation

English magnetic poetry laid over a French dictionary.

A collage of magnetic poetry and pages from a French dictionary. (Image by surrealmuse on flickr.com)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

SP.261 / ES.SP261

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This seminar addresses the inherent challenges of translating poetry from different languages, cultures, and eras. Students do some translation of their own, though accommodations are made if a student lacks even a basic knowledge of any foreign language.

Custer, David, and Alevtina Asarina. SP.261 Poetry in Translation, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/special-programs/sp-261-poetry-in-translation-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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