Call for application: Fifth Edition of workshop on literary translation in Fosdinovo, Italy (deadline: 30 April 2017)

Call for application: Fifth Edition of workshop on literary translation in Fosdinovo, Italy (deadline: 30 April 2017)

From 16 to 18 July 2017, the Castello Malaspina in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, will host the fifth annual workshop for professional literary translators.

This three-day workshop offers translators from Japanese, Danish and English the opportunity to tackle specific problems of their craft and to discuss current trends. Above all, the workshop aims to be a space for encounters, inspiration and the exchange of ideas. […]

Call for applications: ‘Translate at City’ summer school (London, 26 June – 1 July 2017)

Call for applications: ‘Translate at City’ summer school (London, 26 June – 1 July 2017)

From 26 June until 1 July 2017, City, University of London, in conjunction with the Translators Association of the Society of Authors, will organise the fourth literary translation summer school, ‘Translate at City’.

The summer school 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 15 students to allow for individual attention, and places will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis. […]

PETRA-E European network for education and training of literary translators welcomes new members

PETRA-E European network for education and training of literary translators welcomes new members

On 1 January 2017 nine European organisations (British Centre for Literary Translation (BCLT), European Council of Literary Translators’ Associations (CEATL), Deutscher Übersetzerfonds, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Expertisecentrum Literair Vertalen (ELV), Fondazione Universitaria San Pellegrino (FUSP), University of Leuven, Nederlandse Taalunie, Utrecht University) officially launched the PETRA-E Network for the Education and Training of Literary Translators. The partners will expand, implement and further develop the PETRA-E Framework, the result of the Erasmus+ funded PETRA-E project (2014-2016), and will provide a collaborative space for the discussion of related topics. […]

The PETRA-E Project continues as the PETRA-E Network

The PETRA-E Project continues as the PETRA-E Network

On 26 August, the final meeting of the PETRA-E Project was held in the Collège Européen des Traducteurs Littéraires de Seneffe. The Framework of Reference, now available in eight languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish and Bulgarian – Portuguese to follow soon), was officially presented to Konrad Fuhrmann, a representative of the European Commission. Many institutions have already shown an interest in the Framework, and a number of launch events are being planned in different European countries. The project has also been evaluated very positively by all partners. […]

The PETRA-E(ducation) Framework for Literary Translation has been launched

The PETRA-E(ducation) Framework for Literary Translation has been launched

The PETRA-E(ducation) Framework for Literary Translation, which maps out a literary translator’s competencies, has been completed.

The Framework addresses the recommendations highlighted during the initial PETRA 2011 conference on the teaching of literary translation in Europe. The PETRA 2011 conference recommended the development of a learning framework which can be used to develop the education of literary translators, and also to create opportunities for collaboration and exchange between schools and universities teaching literary translation. […]

Translators’ atelier in Sofia (3-5 June 2016)

Translators’ atelier in Sofia (3-5 June 2016)

The Bulgarian Translators’ Union and the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation for Creative Writing announce the launch of their ‘Translators’ Atelier’ for the sixth consecutive year. The project is aimed at literary translators who are still at an early stage in their professional development, but who are interested in translating literature from English to Bulgarian and from Bulgarian to English. The Translators’ Atelier takes the form of a three-day intensive training programme under the direction of leading specialists in literary translation and includes lectures and practical seminars on the translation of texts. Since 2015 it has included a poetry module alongside prose translation and a translation slam. Participants who successfully finish the Atelier will receive certificates from the Bulgarian Translators’ Union. […]

Summer school in audiovisual translation (London, 4-29 July 2016)

Summer school in audiovisual translation (London, 4-29 July 2016)

The Centre for Translation Studies at University College London will organise a summer school in audiovisual translation. This intensive course, which takes place from 4 to 29 July 2016, provides a theoretical framework for translators and researchers in the area of AVT as well as hands-on training with professional software and audiovisual material taken from different authentic contexts. […]

Call for applications: Workshop on Italian literary language for translators (17-19 July 2016, Fosdinovo Castle, Tuscany, Italy)

Call for applications: Workshop on Italian literary language for translators (17-19 July 2016, Fosdinovo Castle, Tuscany, Italy)

From 17 to 19 July 2016 the Castello Malaspina in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, will host the fourth annual workshop for literary translators.

The three-day workshop offers 40 translators (divided in 2 groups) the opportunity to tackle specific problems of Italian literary language and to discuss current trends. Above all, the workshop aims to be a centre for encounters, inspiration and the exchange of ideas. […]

Translate in the City: Literary summer school in London (11-15 July 2016)

Translate in the City: Literary summer school in London (11-15 July 2016)

Translate in the City is the third literary translation summer school to be held at City University London between 11 and 15 July. 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. […]

Hungarian Association organises its annual literary translation weekend (20-22 May 2016, Dobogókő)

Hungarian Association organises its annual literary translation weekend (20-22 May 2016, Dobogókő)

The Hungarian Association of Literary Translators is hosting its annual vocational weekend on 20-22 May 2016, in scenic Dobogókő, a popular hilltop tourist resort, 50 kilometers from Budapest. This literary translators’ weekend has been going for seven years, and brings together professionals and amateurs, beginners and veterans, and all who are interested in learning the secrets of the literary translator’s trade. […]

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

On 5-6 May a two-day conference will be held in Naples (Italy) on the topic of creativity in translation/interpretation and interpreter/translator training.

The conference will be organised by the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples, Italy) in collaboration with KU Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Western Brittany, Brest, France with the support of Assointerpreti and the Università di Salerno and the participation of Yıldız Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey). […]

Literary translation workshops for professional translators from English, French, German and Russian into Italian (Fosdinovo, 19-21 July 2015)

Literary translation workshops for professional translators from English, French, German and Russian into Italian (Fosdinovo, 19-21 July 2015)

From 19-21 July 2015 the third event in the ‘Traduttori in Movimento’ series will take place in Fosdinovo Castle in Italy. The programme offers workshops for translators from English, French, German and Russian into Italian. […]

Translators from Italian into another language may also participate as observers. […]

Hungarian literary translators’ weekend follows German model

Hungarian literary translators’ weekend follows German model

The Association of Hungarian Literary Translators (MEGY) organized its sixth annual weekend getaway at a hotel in the picturesque Pilis hills, as close to Budapest as to escape its bustle. Besides professional literary translators, beginners and students as well as amateur translators took part in the programme.

Between Friday and Sunday, lectures, seminars and debates covered a wide range of translation topics including special issues related to song lyrics, theatre dialogues, children’s and young adult fiction, teaching literary translation, presenting good practices, while workshop activities focused on specific texts. One translator with decades of publishing editor’s experience held a presentation on how to recommend our favourite books to a publisher. Keeping in mind the ergonomic side of translation work, a colleague and trained instructor initiated participants in relaxation and yoga. […]

Call for applications: Workshop for translators of German children’s and young people’s literature (23-28 August 2015, Hamburg)

Call for applications: Workshop for translators of German children’s and young people’s literature (23-28 August 2015, Hamburg)

From 23 to 28 August 2015 the Robert Bosch Foundation and Arbeitskreis für Jugendliteratur e.V. (Working Group for Youth Literature e.V) will host the sixth annual workshop on the translation of German literature for children and young people entitled ‘Kein kinderspiel!’

The five-day workshop offers 15 translators the opportunity to tackle specific problems of the genre and discuss current trends. Participants will have the chance to meet authors, critics and publishing representatives, and learn about opportunities for promotion and for improving existing networks. Above all, the workshop aims to be a centre for encounters, inspiration and exchange of ideas. […]

Award for Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian

Award for Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian

On 11 December 2014, at the traditional Saint Lucy dinner, the Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia, together with the Swedish Embassy and the group for the promotion of Sweden, awarded the prize ‘Promoter of Sweden of the year 2014’ to the Seminar on translating Swedish children’s literature into Italian, delivered by Laura Cangemi, Maria Cristina Lombardi and Katia De Marco. […]