ESLT Summer School 2024
Online edition | 11-13 September 2024
Training the Teacher of Literary Translation:
Creativity and the Human Factor
The eight annual ESLT Summer School will take place online, bringing together around 25
translators and educators from across Europe who are passionate about teaching
There is much discussion at the moment about the impact of artificial intelligence on the world of literary translation, but as the perceived threat of AI intensifies, so too does interest in the uniquely human factor that translators bring to their work. ESLT 2024 will focus on the creativity of the literary translator – on the extent to which the literary translator can be considered an original author, how creativity can be cultivated in the classroom, how a translator’s creativity might need to be constrained and how it thrives on constraints.
The three-day programme includes a mixture of lectures,
seminars and workshops. Confirmed faculty participants include Goedele De Sterck (Salamanca), Waltraud Kolb (Vienna), Paschalis Nikolaou (Corfu), Cecilia Rossi (East Anglia) and Gys-Walt van Egdom (Utrecht).
The keynote will be delivered by Franco Nasi (Modena).
For more information send an email to email@example.com.
School aims to bring together literary translators (at any stage in their
career) who are keen to develop their teaching skills and find out about
innovations in the field. Applications from outside Europe are welcome, but
sessions will observe Central European Summer Time. Participants must be aged
18 or over.
confirmation of acceptance, a registration fee of €120,00 (incl.
VAT) will be payable to ESLT to cover all tuition. Returning ESLT alumni are
eligible for a 50% discount; PETRA-E members for a €100,00 fee.
bursaries will be offered, for those who would otherwise be prevented from
attending. Please indicate in your application if you would like to
be considered for one of these.