A two-part special event sponsored by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies & the Columbia Global Centers | Paris 
"Moving Bodies in Translation: Healing Trauma through Policy, Politics, 'Artivism' & the Law "  with performance artist and author Bolewa Sabourin, and journalist Balla Fofana
7:00 pm in 305 Barnard Hall: Dance performance by Bolewa Sabourin, with percussionist Kitshita Kashito Kiasala and dancer Flora Delhove
7:30 Panel Discussion in Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor of Barnard Hall 
Book Conversation with authors Bolewa Sabourin and Balla Fofana on 
La Rage de Vivre which recounts Bolewa's remarkable life story as an activist and a dancer
7:00 pm in Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor of Barnard Hall 
Events are free and open to the public 


Comparative literature is dedicated to the study of literature in an international and interdisciplinary context.  Majors read widely across periods, genres, and national traditions. They study literature and culture from various parts of the world to develop knowledge and critical understanding of how cultures differ from as well as connect and interact with one another through the medium of artistic expression. They study theoretical approaches - traditional and contemporary, ancient and modern - to literature and other media and examine the relationship of literature to other fields and disciplines in the arts and sciences.  The program offers majors the opportunity to design individual programs of study across languages, cultures, and media in keeping with their particular linguistic capabilities and intellectual goals.

Courses in translation and the minor in Translation Studies allow students to develop the ability to work with and across languages and to reflect critically on the theory and history of translation and the role of translation in bridging literary traditions and connecting cultural worlds.

Comparative Literature & Translation Studies
320 Milbank Hall 
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Department Assistant: Sondra Phifer