The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to invite graduating seniors in all departments at the University of Michigan to submit entries for our annual prize in literary translation. This prize is intended to encourage undergraduate students to develop projects (through previous coursework or on their own initiative) in translating a literary text originally written in another language into English. Submissions are due on the last of day of classes for the winter term, and will be judged by a team of faculty members in Comparative Literature. A prize of $250 will be awarded during the week before graduation in April 2012.
RULES FOR SUBMISSION
- All graduating seniors affiliated with any department at the University of Michigan are eligible to submit a translation.
- Students may choose to translate into English any literary text (or excerpt of a literary text) that was originally written in any other language and in any literary genre (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction).
- A submission should consist of your own original translation (no more than 10 pages), and a brief translator's preface (no more than 5 pages) that introduces the text and author you have translated and explains your method of translation. If you have worked significantly with previously available translations, glosses, or commentaries, please note these in your translator's preface.
- Please submit your translation anonymously in the following format: 1) your translator's preface and translation WITHOUT your name; 2) a copy of the text you have translated in its original language; 3) a separate cover sheet (listing your name and your department, the title and author of the text you have translated, and your contact information including email, phone, and home mailing address)
- Your submission should be delivered in THREE hard copies to the Department of Comparative Literature (2015 Tisch Hall) no later than 5pm on April 17, 2012.