Each year the Department of Comparative Literature invites graduating seniors across the University of Michigan to participate in the Senior Prize in Literary Translation. This prize is intended to encourage undergraduate students to develop projects in translating into English a literary text originally written in another language. This year, students submitted translations from nine different languages and in a variety of forms including prose, poetry, and screenplays.
The Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to announce the 2017 translation prize winners!
Translation from Spanish: Desde la ventana by Diana Chapa
Major in Life Science Informatics
Minor in Translation Studies
Translation from Arabic: “Last Night I Dreamt of You” by Bahā’ Tāhir
Major in Near Eastern Studies
Translation from Chinese: A Patient by Mianmian
Majors in Asian Studies: Chinese Languages and Cultures and Cognitive Science: Language and Cognition
Minors in Translation Studies and Community Action & Social Change (CASC)