Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CFP: International Winter School for Literary Translation, Jadvapur University, Kolkatta.

January 30 and 31, 2017

A Literary Translation Winter School will be held at Jadavpur University on 30 and 31 January, 2017.

The Winter School is being organised by the Centre for Translation of Indian Literatures (CENTIL), Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, as part of Project Anuvad (UGC-UPE 2: Cultural Resources and Social Sciences), in collaboration with the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, and Writers’ Centre Norwich.

We invite applications for the Winter School. Students, academics, translators—anyone with demonstrable interest in translation may apply.

The Winter School will feature discussions on translation as well as translation workshops involving Bangla, Odia and English. The workshop sessions will aim to encourage consensus translation of literary texts in groups each led by a Group Leader. Texts will be selected keeping in mind the overall theme of the ‘Writing Places’ project.

Each group will work together to produce one shared translation of an extract (poetry, fiction or non-fiction), with the writer joining us where feasible to give an introductory reading and to answer questions. Some of the translations produced during the course of the workshop may be published by the BCLT/WCN/CENTIL.

Experts and writers who are expected to participate in the Winter School include Arunava Sinha, Duncan Large, Jatindra Kumar Nayak, Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay, Sarah Bower, and Tiffany Atkinson.

Interested candidates may apply by filling in the form attached and mailing it to, along with relevant attachments. The application must reach us by January 17, 2017. The forms may also be submitted in hard copy at the CENTIL office on the second floor of the UG Arts Building, Jadavpur University. Outstation participants would have to make their own arrangements for and fund their own travel and stay. (The forms are available online at: 

Successful applicants can expect to be informed of acceptance by e-mail by January 19, 2017. There is no registration fee for the Winter School. Application forms are available from the office of the Centre for Translation of Indian Literatures (CENTIL) on the second floor of the UG Arts Building, Jadavpur University. For further queries, you may contact us on 033-24572156.

Sayantan Dasgupta, CENTIL Jadavpur University  
Kate Griffin Associate Programme Director,Writers’ Centre Norwich.
Duncan Large, BCLT,  University of East Anglia.