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Graduation 2017/2018

17th April 2019 saw the graduation of our second intake of MPhil in Literary Translation students since the master’s degree was moved into the newly renovated Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. The Centre boasts a study that is set aside specifically for the MPhil in Literary Translation students, and the majority of the degree’s classes are also held in the Centre’s beautiful boardroom, where students work surrounded by the amazing Literature Ireland archive of Irish literature translated into dozens of languages. The 11 outstanding students that made up this year’s intake were drawn from 4 continents and 7 different countries. They worked with 8 different languages that ranged from Chinese to Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese to Japanese. Their highly personal portfolios of translations they painstakingly crafted over the year-long course tackle topics as varied as gender rights, cultural and linguistic minority, metaphor, and dialect. The students have built an enviable range of skills during their time with us which include project management, editing, team work, and time management as well as outstanding linguistic and interlingual competencies. They are now launching into the next phase of their adventures. Some have undertaken further academic study and research. Others are already working as translators and interpreters. Yet more are working in publishing, outreach and event organisation. The graduation ceremony was a very proud moment for everyone at the Centre when we could celebrate our students’ success, and see them spreading their wings.