Since 2010, the MA Literary Translation has been organizing the annual Summer School for Literary Translation. In workshops, lectures and readings, participants are able to gain insight into the theory and practice of literary translation: The conference also serves to build bridges between the university and a wider audience. The Summer School is open to all who are interested: self-employed translators, students of literature and linguistics, as well as those who have a general interest in literary translation.
Summer School Literary Translation 2023: "Translating Comics, Graphic Novels and Video Games"
The Summer School 2023 will take place from June 22 to June 24 and is all about "Translating Comics, Graphic Novels and Video Games". Registration is open: please write an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comics, graphic novels and video games are increasingly popular and often appeal to diverse audiences – it is comics and video games studies, among other popular forms, where academics and fans often meet! As transmedial forms, they not only pose their own unique challenges for translation practice, but are also of particular interest as sites of exciting formal experiments, novel narrative strategies, and a variety of social perspectives.
This year's Summer School is thus dedicated to these popular narrative forms and their intricate relationship between word and image under the motto "Translating Comics, Graphic Novels and Video Games". In addition to a reading by the German comic artist Hamed Eshrat, the program also includes a keynote by Jan-Noël Thon on the topic of "Transmedial Narratology". Translators Verena Maser, Annette von der Weppen, Lea Hübner and Lilian Pithan will offer workshops on translating from Japanese, English, Spanish and French. Additionally, Marcel Weyer’s workshop will focus on video game translation.