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Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts

Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts was established in Kyoto in 1876 by Joseph Hardy Neesima, the founder of Doshisha; his wife, Yae Neesima; Alice J. Starkweather, an American missionary; and others. Dedicated to core principles of Christianity, internationalism, and liberal arts, the college has a history of constant innovation. It has grown to include ten departments in five faculties and four graduate schools on two campuses in Kyotanabe and Imadegawa. Total enrollment is currently approximately 6,500 students.


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Literary translation has occurred for centuries (the Bible is a prime example). And with Nobel Prize winners like French author Patrick Modiano, it’s unlikely to disappear anytime soon. Wikimedia Commons

Absorbed in translation: the art – and fun – of literary translation

I recently stumbled upon a post that describes the process of literary translation as “soul-crushing.” That’s news to me, and I’ve been engaged in literary translation for the better part of four decades…


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