Translation and Publishing: New Approaches to Literary Activism (EASM179)

30 credits

n this module you will study the work of publishers in bringing translated fiction into English, where translations comprise only 3-5% of books published. You will examine factors that keep this number so low — risk, copyright, translation costs, the dominance of Anglo-American culture — while engaging with independent presses and activist translators who are changing the numbers and the narrative. Led by Modern Languages staff with expertise in translation and publishing, this module provides you with foundational knowledge and skills — such as pitching works and identifying funding — for working in a growing and increasingly dynamic sector of the publishing industry.