Yes, indeed they do exist.
Graduate programs in literary translation are perhaps the dark horse in the world of literary studies. Still, in a world with diminishing borders, individuals are becoming ever more cosmopolitan and embracing not only the foods, music and arts of cultures different from their own, but also have a growing interest in literature written in different languages.
And the fact that you are reading this might just mean that you are one of those people and you would like to learn how to create a linguistic bridge to create stronger connections between disparate worlds.
The list of graduate and certificate programs below is incomplete, but look out for future updates!
- American University of Paris – MA in Cultural Translation
- Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan (Israel) – MA in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation
- Binghamton University (NY) – Ph.D. in Translation Studies (Comparative Literature Department)
- Columbia University – Joint MFA in Writing Program and Literary Translation
- Indiana University – Certificate in Literary Translation
- New York University – MA in Literary Translation: French – English
- Otis College of Art and Design – MFA in Literary Translation
- Queens College (NY) – MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation
- Trinity College of Dublin (UK) – M. Phil in Literary Translation
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) – MA in Translation Studies
- University of Arkansas – MFA in Creative Writing, Emphasis in Translation
- University of California, Irvine – Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Emphasis in Translation Theory and Literary Translation)
- University of East Anglia (UK) – MA in Literary Translation
- University of Edinburgh (UK) – MSc/Dip in Literary Translation as Creative Practice
- University of Illinois – Online Certificate in Applied Literary Translation
- University of Iowa – MFA in Literary Translation
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst – MA in Translation Studies
- University of Rochester (NY) – MA in Literary Translation
- University of Texas, Dallas – MA/Ph.D. in Humanities with an emphasis on Translation Studies
- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – MA in Language, Literature, and Translation