Translation students visit with Serbian translator

Randall Major, left, a linguist who specializes in Serbian translation, talks with students in the Dalkey Archive Press Applied Literary Translation program Friday. The press is housed at the University of Houston-Victoria. Pictured are students Caitlin O’Neil, second to left, Kim Gormley, Dalkey publisher John O’Brien and Josefina Massot. The Applied Literary Translation program provides emerging translators with the opportunity to work closely with editorial staff to produce book-length translations published by the press. Students who complete the program also earn a certificate from UHV in applied literary translation. Dalkey published Major’s translation of “Fata Morgana” in November. The book originally was written in Serbian by Svetislav Basara.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro