The Undergraduate Curriculum: Programs, Courses, and Activities
The 2024 Summer Institute on Translation Across the Curriculum, which will be held in Iowa City, IA, from June 5-9, 2024.
The Center for Translation and Global Studies and the American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association invite those constituencies in higher education that are in a position to promote translation as a global literacy skill, and that want to incorporate translation into their teaching (e.g., instructors of world languages and literatures, comparative literature, creative writing, and general education) to participate.
The need to teach translation literacy
In an era of rapid globalization, the need to promote translation as a crucial global literacy skill is widely recognized. At the same time, many fear that teaching translation can be used to bypass the study of foreign languages, and to promote cultural stereotypes and the hegemony of English as a lingua franca. Teaching translation literacy addresses these fears by keeping issues of language front and center in a variety of pedagogical contexts, offering opportunities for students of foreign languages to apply their knowledge, while motivating others to study foreign languages.
This 4-day residential gathering will focus on the following issues: