NEH Summer Institute at Arizona State University: Translation and Traveling Texts– East Asian National Literatures in an Era Without Borders

The National Endowment for the Humanities and Arizona State University are delighted to solicit applications for a two-week residential Institute for Higher Education Faculty entitled Translation and Traveling Texts: East Asian National Literatures in an Era Without Borders. Running from Monday, June 17th to Friday, June 28th, 2024, and held in-person at ASU’s Tempe Campus, this Institute will invite twenty-five faculty members and/or doctoral students from institutions of higher education to join us in Tempe. In accordance with NEH guidelines, twenty percent of the available spaces (5 participants) will be reserved for non-tenured/non-tenure track faculty, and an additional ten percent of available spaces (3 participants) will be reserved for advanced graduate students who have, at minimum, reached candidacy in their Ph.D. program.

The Institute focuses on the theory and practice of literary translation, and participants will engage a wide range of scholarship on the topic of translation and gain real-life experience translating a variety of written and visual texts. As a second theme, consideration will be given to the history of East Asian literatures, and how texts and perspectives from the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literary traditions might be incorporated into participants’ teaching and research. No knowledge of a foreign language is required for participation in the Institute, and no previous knowledge of East Asia or East Asian literature is expected or presumed.

The NEH provides stipends intended to compensate participants and defray the cost of attendance and room and board during the duration of the Institute. For more information on stipends, eligibility criteria, and expectations for successful applicants, see the website accessible via the link below.

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