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Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation

School of Languages, Literature and Cultural Studies In 1776, Trinity College was the first university in the world to introduce the study of modern continental languages. Since then, we have produced thousands of high-achieving graduates, including a Nobel Prize winner. Through the wide range of literatures and cultures represented on the courses offered by the School, our international links and exchange programmes and our commitment to research in diverse cultures, the School embodies and promotes the understanding and practices of cultural and linguistic diversity. Together with our colleagues at other Irish universities, we have kept Ireland open to cultural exchange and dialogue. The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies hosts a thriving community of postgraduate students. Some of these students are undertaking taught programmes, leading to the degree of M.Phil while others are studying for the research degrees of M.Litt. or Ph.D. We currently offer six taught postgraduate programmes in Comparative Literature; Literary Translation; Medieval Language, Literature and  Culture; Textual and Visual Studies; European Studies; and Early Irish.  

Literature Ireland is the national organisation for the international promotion of the literature of Ireland. This is done primarily by awarding translation grants to international publishers. The organisation also operates a programme of residential bursaries for literary translators, organises translator and author events at international festivals and participates regularly in the major world book fairs. A not-for-profit organisation, Literature Ireland is funded by the Arts Council and by Culture Ireland. Operating since 1995, Literature Ireland has funded the translation of over 2,000 works of Irish literature into 56 languages around the world.

Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation is happy to collaborate with other research bodies, cultural agencies and publishing houses nationally and internationally.

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