Literary translation training provision (English-Arabic)
Thread poster: Alice Guthrie

Alice Guthrie
Local time: 21:56
Arabic to English
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Oct 26, 2010

Dear colleagues,

Does anyone have any info on literary translation training provision in Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Palestine, Mauritania, Sudan?

This is for research purposes, not for my own use.

Many many thanks and greetings!


Stephen Franke
United States
Local time: 12:56
English to Arabic
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Details, please, of your interest? Oct 27, 2010


I refer to your query posted on < >. Kindly clarify what sort of training you are seeking, whether as a translator of Arabic literature or as an interpreter?

Some of the national universities and a few commercial institutions in a number of the countries you mention offer programs for professional training and certification which accords with their respective national standards. Several programs offered by institutes in Yemen and Sudan are somewhat familiar to me.

Hope this helps.


Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro, California, USA


Alice Guthrie
Local time: 21:56
Arabic to English
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literary translation training/initiatives in Arab world Oct 27, 2010

Greetings Stephen,

Sorry if my post ended up unclear, I wrote it rather late at night! I had hoped to spell out that, indeed, what I am researching is solely LITERARY translation (including translation theory), Engl-Ar. So I'm looking at university courses – obvious examples include St Joseph Beirut, Roi Fahd Tangiers – publishing initiatives such as Kalima, NTC Egypt, conferences, and of course the (vexed) question of translators' associations.

I would certainly be extremely grateful for your input on Yemen and Sudan, neither of which I have covered as yet.

I'm working for a large European study on literary translation flows across the Med. I'll be submitting my report tonight (Spanish time) but even after that time any additional information will be most welcome.

Thank you so much for engaging with this!

With very best wishes,


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