Important Note about Study Abroad
If you plan on spending part or all of junior year abroad, plan to take the “Introduction to Comparative Literature” (CPLT BC3001) during the second semester of your sophomore year. This means contacting the Chair of Comparative Literature program during the first semester of your sophomore year. If you have further questions, please contact the Chair.
Translating Theatre Workshop - Paris, France
Barnard’s prestigious Center for Translation Studies is returning to Paris for its second year! This four-week workshop combines hands-on translation practice (French to English) with discussion of theoretical and dramaturgical issues specific to translating theatre. The course takes as its starting point the observation that all theatre performance is inherently translative in its interpretation of a text, and inversely that the translation of a text is a performative act. Students will therefore attend, as a class, new productions of the plays in Paris they will be translating as a means to enrich their exploration of the conditions, possibilities, and limits that performance presents to theatre translation. Classes will be held in Columbia University’s historic Reid Hall and students have the option of living with a French family or in an apartment in the city.
German in Vienna: Experience the History & Culture of Vienna
In this intensive four-week study abroad language and culture course students on the Intermediate I and Intermediate II levels will practice and expand their German-language skills by exploring Austrian culture, history and politics in one of Europe’s most diverse cities. Students will experience language and culture first-hand by getting to know different “sites of memory” that have defined Vienna and engage in research and field projects. This team-taught course is offered in cooperation with Webster University Vienna and will take place on Webster University’s campus in the heart of the city. Students will live in a modern dormitory minutes from the Webster campus.
Summer Program in Chinese Literature, Literary Translation, and Language at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan
Courses offered include: Sinophone Women Writers, Theater and Modern Society, Classical Chinese Narrative, The Poetry of Du Fu, Literary Translation, and others. Each course meets for 36 hours and counts towards 3 Barnard credits.
Eligibility: Students who have taken three years of college-level Chinese or two years on the heritage track.
Applications: Accepted November to March.
"My time at NTHU was more than wonderful. I learned a lot...both in terms of content (exposure to Chinese literature and criticism) and perspective (alternative ways of approaching the text & its context)... I also thought the small class size a precious feature of the program...The intensive and focused nature of the program meant that I was immersed in the material I was studying 24-7." –Tina Shan, Barnard class of 2018
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Emily Sun at email@example.com.