European School of Literary Translation (ESLT) 2023

ESLT Summer School 2023: “Teaching Translation as an Ethical Practice”

The seventh annual ESLT Summer School, entitled “Teaching Translation as an Ethical Practice”, took place online in September, bringing together 17 translators and educators from across Europe. The four-day programme included a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops, and featured a panel discussion with leading European translation associations. Speakers included Paul Bandia (Concordia), Henri Bloemen (Leuven), Haidee Kotze (Utrecht), Anthony Pym (Melbourne) and Kristiina Taivalkoski-Shilov (Turku).

The Summer School aims to bring together literary translators (at any stage in their career) who are keen to develop their teaching skills and find out about innovations in the field.

In recent decades, ethical issues have come increasingly to the fore in translation and translation studies. Discussions at this year’s summer school focused on how this “ethical turn” can best be reflected in the teaching curriculum, and how we can best approach the ethics of translation teaching itself.

PETRA-E etwork members Vanda Mikšić (Zadar) and Kasia Tryczyńska (Wrocław) led a session and workshop on the implementation of the Framework.

You can watch Anthony Pym’s keynote speech: ‘How to translate literature in the superdiverse city?’ here.

For further details, please consult the ESLT website.