Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:30 am by M. in , ,    No comments

The Prismatic Jane Eyre School Project launched last month a competition for schools that asks students to creatively translate selected passages from Jane Eyre into a poem in any other language:

The Prismatic Jane Eyre School Project, an AHRC-funded joint project run by the University of Oxford and the Stephen Spender Trust, is running a nation-wide creative translation competition for school learners.

Entrants are asked to produce a poem in another language inspired by a selected passage from Jane Eyre. The competition accepts submissions in any language from learners in Key Stages 3-5, and all entries need to be accompanied by a literal translation into English. Up to 100 entries to the competition will be published in a printed anthology, which will also be available online.

Support materials are available on our resources page. Additional activity packs are provided in four languages (Arabic, French, Polish, and Spanish). These materials give learners and teachers the chance to take part in creative translation activities related to Jane Eyre at home or in the classroom.    

The competition guidelines and selected passages are available on this webpage. The competition deadline is 1 March 2022

Interested teachers and prospective entrants can receive regular updates about the competition (or the project more generally) by registering their interest using this form.    

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