Welcome to the CTGL

Whether you are a faculty member in translation wanting to connect with colleagues, a K-12 world language teacher in search of pedagogical resources, or a student who loves language and wants to learn more about studying or working in the field of translation, there is something here for you!


translation and global literacy across international curriculum, programming, research, and engagement



resources and training to K-16 world language educators


faculty development and research to bolster student learning and professional training

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a translation and global literacy resource hub, including virtual libraries that foster collaboration among educators, researchers, artists, and cultural organizations


New Edition of "Boundless"

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

New Episode of Translator's Note Podcast

Sunday, January 16, 2022
A new episode of the Translator's Note podcast was released, featuring conversations on Collectives and Community. Click the title above to listen.

Who should translate Amanda Gorman's work? That question is ricocheting around the translation industry.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
As matters of identity become more important, the question of who should translate what has become more important than ever. One example of this can be seen in the decisions on who would translate Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb," a poem she recited at Joe Biden's inauguration.


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Truth is Rarely Pure: Translating Dante

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Old Capitol Museum
Join us on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber for the inaugural talk of the Ancient Exchanges speaker series! Mary Jo Bang, nationally recognized poet and Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, will be giving a talk titled, "The Truth is Rarely Pure: Translating Dante." Mary Jo Bang is the author of eight books of poems—including A Doll for Throwing, The Last Two Seconds, The Bride of E, and Elegy, which received the National Book...
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023 7:00pm
North Hall
UICB MFA Candidate, Dana King, worked with the Translate Iowa Project and their fellow students to experiment with the adaptation of media and how this may allow people of differing abilities to enjoy exhibits and works together, while also demonstrating the fine art capabilities of a Risograph machine. UICB MFA candidates and Translate Iowa Project members will showcase collaborative zines and broadsides.
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Words with Writers: Translations & Essays by Mirgul Kali

Monday, March 6, 2023 12:30pm to 1:30pm
English-Philosophy Building
All Undergraduate Writers are invited to join Words With Writers: Translations & Essays by Mirgul Kali. Kathleen Maris Paltrineri (CLAS Visiting Writer) is the facilitator for this event. Lunch will be served during the event!

Cookies & Culture: Learn About the New Translation Program

Thursday, March 2, 2023 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Phillips Hall
Stop in anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to decorate cookies and learn more about the new Translation BA available at Iowa. The new Translation BA is a flexible second major that augments your career of choice.