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Kripper digs deep into translation studies

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation Denise Kripper spent her summer gaining new translation skills and experiences that she expects to incorporate into her classes.

In late May, Kripper attended the Nida School of Translation Studies in Italy, where she spent two weeks in lectures and workshops on translation pedagogy with participants from all over the world, including Japan, Australia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Ukraine and India, among others.

“I was exposed to different ways of understanding and teaching translation, and came back with lots of ideas to develop new courses and share with my students,” she said.

Later in the summer, and thanks to a College summer research grant, Kripper attended the Kenyon Review´s Writers Workshop, which for the first time included a session on literary translation understood as a genre within creative writing.

“For a week, I attended a multilingual translation workshop in the morning, and in the afternoons I had time to edit and finish the translation manuscript of a novel I´ve been working on,” she said. The manuscript, Ways to Disappear by American novelist, poet, and translator Idra Novey, is now under review with publishing houses in Buenos Aires.

“The multilingual workshop was a very productive exercise on how to teach translation to a group of students with different language backgrounds,” Kripper said.