BU Translation Seminar

Teaching, studying, and practicing literary translation has a long tradition at Boston University. Our first lecture series on translation was offered in 1978, at a time before Translation Studies was even a recognized field. Invited speakers from around the world, including many of the most accomplished translators and literary figures of the last half-century, have been guests at the Seminar. The Seminar has in turn fostered the literary careers of generations of BU students, teaching them the art of translation and bringing them into fruitful contact with established translators, editors, publishers, and writers worldwide. The lectures are also open to the public and attract audiences from all over Boston and New England. 

In Spring 2020 the Seminar will be taught by Professor Alicia Borinsky.