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Translation Center Launches Workshop Series in Partnership with DESE to Train Public School Employees

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

In February, the Translation Center at UMass Amherst launched their second workshop series in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). During this...

7 Resources on Translating Blackness, Race, and Racism

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Five years ago, John Keene published “Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness,” a clarion call for more Afro-diasporic literature in English translation, noting the exclusion of Black writers...

A Statement from Dean Julie C. Hayes

Friday, June 5, 2020

I write to you today as I reckon with the sorrow and outrage brought on by recent unconscionable acts of racial violence and institutional racism. The deep anxiety already experienced by Black communities during the ongoing pandemic has been compounded by the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor—only the latest in a centuries-long line of brutal acts of racial violence. As Chancellor Subbaswamy issued a statement to the larger campus community, I wanted our HFA community to know that we hear you and support you during this troubling time. Silence is not the answer.

UMass professor offers English translation of noted Danish novel

Monday, December 24, 2018

A literary update: UMass professor offers first English translation of noted Danish novel since 1845
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Holyoke schools cultivate translation skills among staff

Sunday, December 9, 2018

HOLYOKE — As a bilingual employee in the Holyoke Public School system, Nikita Perez finds herself doing a lot of translation and interpretation — work that can be difficult even for those like...

Professor Frank Hugus Translates Hans Christian Andersen's THE IMPROVISATORE

Monday, August 27, 2018

Professor Hugus will discuss his annotated translation on September 18 at Scandinavia House in New York City. He is also the translator of novels by Hans Scherfig (1905-79), and short stories by...