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Lews Global Studies Center
Translation Studies Concentration

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
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.


October 24, 4:30 p.m. Lewis Global Studies Center: Global Salon: Translation of Sphinx by Anne Garreta. The novel is a (linguistically) genderless love story — it manages to narrate a moving and richly described romance without any recourse to gendered pronouns or gender markers for the two main characters. Emma Ramadan’s translation, published last year, was nominated for a PEN Translation Prize and Best Translated Book Award.