A collage of magnetic poetry and pages from a French dictionary. (Image courtesy of flickr.com
, as posted by surrealmuse.)
This course features a complete set of readings
, which include original poems, translations, biographies the various poets, and linguistic and cultural background information.
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.