Courses taught on the UI campus

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International Writing Program's core courses are closely related to our Fall Residency. In International Literature Today [IWP: 3191] students read the prose and poetry of the visiting writers, who then offer informal lectures to place their work in a wide variety of literary and cultural contexts. In the International Translation Workshop [IWP: 5205] selected visiting writers collaborate with graduate students of languages and literatures, or creative writing, to bring their texts into English.

on-campus courses

  • IWP: 3191: 001 International Literature Today
  • IWP: 5205: 001 International Translation Workshop


  • IWP: 048:259: Translation and (New) Media
  • Creative Writing Workshop (non-credit): University of Iowa / American University in Beirut (AUB)
  • 181:101:EXV Creative Writing Poetry Workshop: University of Iowa / Glasgow University (Scotland)
  • 181:101:EXW Native American & Maori Reading Group: University of Iowa / New Zealand
  • 048:110 Cinema and Translation
  • 181:152 America in Other Words

Happening Now

  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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