Boston University—MFA in Literary Translation

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2019
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genre: 
Translation
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
1 Year
Incoming Class Size: 
6
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
$95
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Anna Zielinska-Elliott
Core Faculty Includes: 

Odile Cazenave, Margaret Litvin, Patrus Liu, Christopher Maurer, Roberta Micaleff, Robert Pinsky (advising), Stephen Scully, Sunil Sharma, J. Keith Vincent, William Waters, Anna Zielinska-Elliott

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The department of World Languages & Literature offers merit scholarships of up to 50 percent of full-time tuition to MFA in Literary Translation applicants.

Other Features: 

The two-semester curriculum includes courses in translation history and theory, language-specific workshops, and advanced literary study. The program includes a specially designed course in English style for translators.

The program currently accepts students translating from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Spanish, or Turkish into English.