Workshop in Scholarly and Literary Translation from Slavic Languages
June 10-15, 2013
Dr. Sibelan Forrester
This workshop offers advanced graduate students and recent post-doctoral scholars an intensive experience of translation and guidance from experienced senior translators.
The program includes presentations by specialists in translation and an opportunity to be paired with mentors who work in the same language.
Participants will be able to meet daily with thier mentors, have dedicated time to work on translation projects, have full access to the University of Illinois library resources, and bibliographic support from the Slavic Reference Service.
For more information contact the workshop organizer, Dr. Sibelan Forrester of Swarthmore College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered
Prospective participants must submit an application to the SRL and indicate their interest in the Translation Workshop. Also, please include a paragraph in your SRL research proposal about the language you wish to work with and, if applicable, give bibliographical information (author, title, publication date, etc.) about the text you would like to translate.
Those selected will receive funding support as well as access to the University of Illinois Summer Research Lab and Slavic Reference Service.
In order to gain translation skills and expertise, participants should bring one text in the language they specialize in to work on independently and in the workshop setting during the course of the workshop.
Mentors and Languages:
Brian Baer (Russian), Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Modern and
Classical Language Studies, Kent State University. Translation series editor at Kent State University Press, editor of the journal Translation and Interpreting Studies, ed. of Contexts, Subtexts and Pretexts: Literary Translation in Eastern Europe and Russia (Johns Benjamins, 2011); co-editor, Russian Writers on Translation (forthcoming, St. Jerome Press)
David Cooper (Czech, Russian, and Slovak), Associate Professor and Director of Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, UIUC. Creating the Nation: Identity and Aesthetics in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia and Bohemia (Northern Illinois UP, 2010); editor and translator, Traditional Slovak Folktales (collected by Pavol Dobšinský, 2001)
Sibelan Forrester (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Russian), Professor of Russian, Swarthmore College. Co-editor of Engendering Slavic Literatures (Indiana UP, 1996) and Over the Wall/After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures through an East/West Gaze (Indiana UP, 2004); translator of Irena Vrkljan, The Silk, The Shears (Northwestern UP, 1999), Elena Ignatova, The Diving Bell (Zephyr Press, 2006), and Vladimir Propp, The Russian Folktale (Wayne State UP, 2012)
Amelia Glaser (Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish), Associate Professor and Director of Russian and Soviet Studies Program, University of California - San Diego. Jews and Ukrainians in Russia’s Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop (Northwestern UP, 2012); translator and co-ed. of Proletpen: America’s Rebel Yiddish Poets (U of Wisconsin Press, 2005)
Joanna Trzeciak (Polish and Russian), Associate Professor of Russian and Polish Translation, Kent State University. Translator of Miracle Fair: Selected poems of Wislawa Szymborska (W. W. Norton, 2002) and Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Różewicz (W. W. Norton, 2011)
Ellen Elias-Bursać (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), Translator & Independent Scholar with over 20 years translation experience. Her work includes the translation of three novels by David Albahari: Words Are Something Else, 1996; Gotz and Meyer, 2004; and Snow Man 2005. Recipient of the NEA translation grant (2010), and fellow at the Banff International Library Translation Center (June, 2011).
Translations in Russian, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, Ukrainian, or Yiddish are preferred, but anyone with translation projects in a regional language is encouraged to apply.
Funding for this workshop will be supported in part by the by the Department of Education Title VI grant for the National Resource Centers Program