Translation at Michigan has been sponsored by:

MCubed: Engaging Translation (2014)

As part of the Third Century Initiative, sponsored by the Provost, the MCube for “Engaging Translation” is spearheaded by the Department of Comparative Literature in collaboration with various units across the University of Michigan campus. We seek to support research in Critical Translation Studies – i.e. the study of translation under theoretical, historical, political, economic, and aesthetic aspects –, to promote the practice of literary translation as an ancient liberal art, and to engage the university’s global community and its vast linguistic competencies in a number of community-oriented projects designed to assist Michigan’s international citizenry. In the long run, “Engaging Translation” will bring together faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and interested citizens beyond campus who want to a) think critically about the nature of translation in the broadest sense, b) co-ordinate linguistic resources in the interest of the community and the common good, c) identify global literary works for translation and publication.

LSA Translation Theme Semester (Fall 2012)

The Fall 2012 Theme Semester on Translation, sponsored by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and coordinated by the Department of Comparative Literature, encompassed a wide range of courses, lectures, and events designed to encourage students and faculty across campus to explore translation, broadly understood as an interaction between languages, media, cultures, and disciplines.