Welcome

Our mission at the Yale Translation Initiative is to promote the interdisciplinary study of translation at Yale and beyond, encompassing its literary, social, political, economic, legal, technological and medical dimensions.  As human migration and globalization alter the manner and speed of language change, translation has become increasingly central to  the workings of the contemporary world.   We believe now is the time to capture the new energies and map out the new fields this expanded horizon offers to us.  We are working to foster ties with community projects in health care and legal translation, and are also keen to explore the possibilities offered by machine translation. Harnessing our faculty’s expertise, as well as growing student interest, the Initiative sponsors and supports lectures (The Translation Forum) and working groups.  It also facilitates summer internships for undergraduate students, supports the undergraduate Journal of Literary Translation (JoLT), and promotes courses that feature translation as part of their syllabus.

News

March 5, 2020
Since graduating from Yale and pursuing an MFA in poetry at Boston University, Laura Marris (Yale ‘10) has been working as a freelance literary translator. In 2013, she...
March 5, 2020
We are pleased to announce that Alyson Waters, Senior Lecturer in the Department of French, Managing Editor of Yale French Studies, and member of the Yale Translation...
February 24, 2020
Eugene Serebryany (YC ‘11): Though my doctoral and postdoctoral work has been in protein biochemistry and biophysics, I have also continued to translate. The Literary Review...