[Event] Warwick Translates Summer School

Warwick Translates Summer School

Dates: 6-10 July 2019

Venue: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Registration fee: £495

Link: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/wtss/


Warwick Translates is the first literary translation summer school to be held at the University of Warwick. It offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Groups will be limited to a maximum of 20 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly “first-come-first-served” basis.

The course will be taught in an all-day workshop environment using a variety of texts including non-fiction (essays, journalism, academic) and fiction (poetry, fantasy, children’s literature and crime writing etc.) There will be plenty of opportunities for networking with publishers, agents, Warwick staff and one another. Lunch time events will include discussion panels with publishers and editors. Evening events will include a Translation Slam and a Keynote Lecture by Preti Taneja entitled ‘Translating Shakespeare in conflict and post-conflict zones: the challenge to “universal” human rights’.

Attendees can choose to work in one language or to split their time between two languages by attending morning workshops in one and afternoon workshops in the other language. To see timings of workshops and events download the provisional programme.

Keynote Lecturer:

Preti Taneja is the author of We That are Young, (Galley Beggar Press, 2017), a Book of the Year in the Guardian, Sunday Times and Spectator (UK), The Hindu (India) and a 2018 Library Journal top 10 literary fiction book of the year (USA). We That Are Young has listed for international awards including the Prix Jan Michalski, the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Prize, and is the winner of the 2018 Desmond Elliott Prize for the UK’s best debut of the year. It is being translated into several languages and is published in the USA and Canada by A.A Knopf. Preti has over a decade of experience as a human rights researcher, writer and editor working in conflict and post conflict zones, and of teaching writing including in prison. She holds a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship at Warwick University where she researches minority and cultural rights in those places via translations of Shakespeare in language and form. (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/wtss/speakerbios/)
Link to the biographies of tutors: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/wtss/bios/)