Calling All Oberlin Student Translators!

We are now soliciting submissions for the 2017 Annual Oberlin College Student Translation Symposium.

For over a decade the translation symposium has been the intellectual and creative high point of the Oberlin academic year. It is a fast-paced, multilingual event that introduces and celebrates literary works from over a dozen languages.

Email your submission to:

Jed Deppman


Patrick O’Connor

by 4:30 pm, Sunday March 26


Submissions should include:

A brief original-language text (poetry or prose) with reference to source. Your original translation into English.


Symposium Details:

Each participant will have five minutes to do three things: read the original; read the translation; comment on the translation process.

Students will be notified on March 29.

The Symposium is at 5:00 pm on Wed., April 5, Craig Auditorium


Students selected as participants will be invited to lunch

on April 6 with keynote lecturer, Gail Ramshaw.


Happy Translating!


The 2017 symposium is sponsored by Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, and the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures.



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