The Writing University
MFA in Literary Translation is part of The Writing University, an extraordinary constellation of ten distinct writing programs (including MFAs in Poetry, Fiction, Spanish Creative Writing, Translation, Nonfiction, and Playwriting) and over twenty academic areas.
Exchanges, a journal of literary translation
Edited and managed entirely by our MFAs, Exchanges is an online journal of literary translation published biannually as a wide-ranging source of international writing in translation, celebrating a multiplicity of cultures and facilitating intertraffic between them.
International Writing Program
Each fall International Writing Program brings around thirty writers to Iowa City for a three-month residency. MFA students experience world-literature-in-the-making while collaborating with the writers on translation portfolios for public readings and publications.
Translator in Residence
Each year, two distinguished translators hold residencies for five weeks in the fall and spring semesters, mentor and work closely with our students in a workshop setting, and make progress on their own translation projects. Resident translators are chosen through an annual competition. Deadline for applications is December 1st.
Translation for Global Literacy Minor
Depending on translation across languages, the undergraduate minor in Translation for Global Literacy encourages students to explore translation as a crucial dimension of global literacy and communication.