- What is Comp Lit?
- Student Spotlights
- Major in Comparative Literature
- Minor in Translation Studies
- First Year Writing Prize
- Senior Prize in Literary Translation
- Transfer Students
- Transfer Credit
- Accelerated MA Program in Transcultural Studies
- Comp Lit Plagiarism Statement
- Recommendation Requests
In an age of growing global interconnection, knowing how to translate requires more than just language skills. Successful translation is the very condition of possibility when it comes to addressing global, national, and regional challenges. The Department of Comparative Literature is involved in a wide range of translation initiatives at the University of Michigan. We collaborate with departments and programs across campus to promote new work in translation studies, integrating various theories and practices of translation.
The Minor in Translation Studies prepares students to enter into this world and engage with the many possibilities it offers. The Minor gives undergraduates at the University of Michigan an opportunity to explore translation from multiple perspectives, as a movement between languages, media, disciplines, and cultures.
Students who choose the minor come from a wide range of departments. They learn about diverse histories, theories, and practices of translation, through a flexible sequence of courses selected from various departments. Translation minor students also complete a capstone project that allows them to engage translation in various literary and professional settings, including internships, community outreach, and creative collaborations.