Amazon.com recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Assistant Professor Esther Allen of Baruch College’s Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature after recognizing her work at the Pen American Center.
The grant will bring recognition to the Minor in Spanish-English Translation, launched in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature of the Weissmann School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch over the past two years. It will also support a collection of essays by literary translators edited by Professor Allen herself as well as Professor Susan Bernofsky of Columbia University.
This collection of essays will be published in the spring of 2013 accompanied by a two-day symposium at the CUNY graduate center where issues in many aspects of literary translation in the context of contemporary forms of globalization will be raised. The title of the essay collection will be, “In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What it Means,” and the symposium will be called “Transculturations.” More.