About the Concentration
Requirements for the Concentration
Practical Experiences
Participating Faculty & Staff
Lews Global Studies Center
Translation Studies Concentration

Syria, in Words and Music
On November 7, at 7:30 p.m., in UMass's Bezanson Recital Hall, Syrian writer Rasha Abbas and her English translator Alice Guthrie will read original stories and nonfiction from Syria. The reading will be accompanied by the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble, with a program of all Syrian music, featuring Syrian master oud player Kinan Idnawi.

Future concentrators
Next presentation of the concentration will be Thursday, October 29, 2015, 4-5 p.m. in the Lewis Global Studies Center.
Application deadline Friday, November 20, 2015.

Five College Center for the Study of World Lanauges
Are you interested in learning a critical or lesser-taught language [Swahili, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu, among a dozen others]?  Would you like to continue studying your heritage language [Hindi, Haitian Creole, modern Greek]? The Five-College Center for the Study of World Languages offers academic-year courses for in up to 40 less-commonly taught languages. 

Current concentrators
Spring lecture series (CLT 150). All concentrators are welcome to attend the guest lecturers of the gateway course. See the full schedule.

"Literary translation saves us from provincialism." --Maia Evrona. Read more from the NEA Literature Translation Fellow here.