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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Translation and Interpreting Studies: Literary Translation

Resources for Translators

Literary Translation: Poetry

Poetry Translation Centre
Supported by the Arts Council England.

Poetry Foundation
Publisher of Poetry magazine, contains a number of essays on literary and poetic translation. Search for "translation."
Part of the American Academy of Poets, their site contains an extensive library of translated texts, essays on translation, as well as lesson plans for educators.

Literary Translation Search Terms

Try searching PrimLibrary Catalog using the following subject terms:

Translating and interpreting.

Translating and interpreting - Periodicals.

Literature - Translations - History and criticism.

Professional Organizations

American Literary Translators Association

PEN American Center Translation Committee

  • The PEN American Center is an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression, and foster international literary fellowship. Its translation committee's website offers information on translation awards, a space to recommend books for translation, and a translation handbook.

Words without Borders

  • Words without Borders is an excellent source of contemporary translations, releasing a monthly publication and regular dispatches.

Literary Translation

Translation and Literature

Translation and Literature is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal focusing on English Literature in its foreign relations. It embraces responses to all other literatures in the work of English writers, including reception of classical texts; historical and contemporary translation of works in modern languages; history and theory of literary translation, adaptation, and imitation. 

Translation Review

A journal of the American Literary Translators Association, Translation Review is unique in the English-speaking world. While many literary journals publish translations of the works of international authors in English translation, Translation Review focuses on the theoretical, critical, practical, and cultural aspects of transplanting a literary text from one language into another


Freely Available Online Literary Magazines

Words Without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature

eXchanges: the University of Iowa's literary e-journal.