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 into English a literary text originally written in another language. Submissions are due before winter term examinations, and will be judged by a team of faculty members in Comparative Literature. A prize of $500 will be awarded before graduation at the end of winter term.
RULES FOR SUBMISSION
1. All seniors graduating in December 2015 or May 2016, and affiliated with any department at the University of Michigan, are eligible to submit a translation.
2. Students may choose to translate into English any literary text (or excerpt of a literary text) that was originally written in another language and in any literary genre (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction).
3. A submission should consist of your 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 chosen 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.
4. Please submit your translation in the following format: an email listing your name, your graduation date, your major(s) and minor(s), and the complete title and author of the text you have translated, and an email attachment without your name that includes your translator's preface and your translation without your name along with a copy of the text you have translated in its original language.
5. Your submission should be emailed to email@example.com, no later than 5pm on April 20, 2016.
6. For questions, please contact Paula Frank in the Department of Comparative Literature, 2021 Tisch Hall, University of Michigan.