Comparative Literature

Translation Symposium

Every year, students present literary works they have translated at a fast-paced, multilingual event that showcases the culture of intellectual creativity at the college.

Jed Deppman Translation Symposium

This year, the symposium was streamed live on YouTube on April 14. The symposium featured 15 brilliant translations.

Watch the symposium

View the annual Transcibathon! event in pictures

Past Translation Symposium Events and Speakers

April 2, 7 p.m., Student Translation Symposium
April 3, 4:30 p.m., Keynote: “In Praise of Borders (Not Walls): Translation and the Shibboleths of Identity,” by Mary Ann Newman, executive director of the Farragut Fund for Catalan Culture in the United States.

April 5, 5 p.m., Student Translation Symposium

April 6, 4:30 p.m., Student Translation Symposium
April 7, 4:30 p.m., Keynote: “The Universal Translator” by Benjamin Paloff  of the University of Michigan.