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Call for Translators

Call for Translators

Posted by Absinthe Editors on 2024-02-06

Absinthe: World Literature in Translation invites submissions of original English-language translations of Brazilian literature for its 30th issue, to be published in December 2024. Absinthe publishes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Owned and operated by the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Absinthe is edited by graduate students. This issue will be [...]

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Absinthe Volume 29 Announcement

Absinthe Volume 29 Announcement

Posted by Absinthe Editors on 2023-12-18

Absinthe Volume 29: Translating Jewish Multilingualisms   The editors of Absinthe: World Literature in Translation are pleased to announce the launch of our new issue, Translating Jewish Multilingualisms. Edited by Marina Mayorski and Maya Barzilai, Absinthe 29 presents a collection of historically overlooked literary works from writers across the world. Featuring poetry and prose, [...]

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An Interview with Graham Liddell, Guest Editor of Absinthe 28 (2022)

An Interview with Graham Liddell, Guest Editor of Absinthe 28 (2022)

Posted by Sam McCracken on 2023-12-18

“[W]orking on Absinthe 28 made literary translation seem like something I could actually do—it made that kind of professional trajectory feel possible, now that I had gone through the motions of doing it.”   Last fall marked the publication of Absinthe 28: Orphaned of Light: Translating Arab and Arabophone Migration, an issue devoted to contemporary literatures of migration from across the [...]

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Absinthe Volume 28: Orphaned of Light

Absinthe Volume 28: Orphaned of Light

Posted by Absinthe Complit on 2022-12-09

The editors of Absinthe: World Literature in Translation are pleased to announce the launch of our new issue, Orphaned of Light. Edited by Graham Liddell, Absinthe 28 is a collection of contemporary literary works that foreground experiences of migration and refugeehood. The issue highlights new work by Arabophone authors from the US Midwest and from abroad. Additionally, Absinthe [...]

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Absinthe Volume 27: Through German

Absinthe Volume 27: Through German

Posted by Absinthe Complit on 2021-12-02

The editors of Absinthe: World Literature in Translation are pleased to announce the launch of our new issue, Through German: Contemporary Literature in Translation. Absinthe 27: Through German features writers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well as England, Ghana, Israel, Moldova, Romania, Syria, Turkey, and Ukraine. Spanning prose, poetry, and a radio [...]

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Absinthe Volume 26: VIBRATE!

Absinthe Volume 26: VIBRATE!

Posted by Absinthe Complit on 2021-07-31

The above image comes from Absinthe vol. 26: Mary Pena, Black girl locomotion 2019, digital collage (dimensions variable)Absinthe: World Literature in Translation is happy to announce the print release of volume 26, our 2020 issue contemplating the implications of Africa and its diasporas in translation.Co-edited by Frieda Ekotto, Imani Cooper Mkandawire, and Xiaoxi Zhang, the [...]

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