Dear students, you are invited to take part in poems writing and translation contest “Alter Ego”  March 15th , 2018. It is organized by the Department of Germanic Philology of SSU.

The students of higher educational institutions, schools and gymnasiums are eligible to take part in the contest.

The poems can be submitted in following nominations:

  1. poems in Ukrainian;
  2. poems about Sumy State University (in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German);
  3. poems in English/German;
  4. translations from English;
  5. translations from German.

For the artistic translation the following poems are given:

Text 1. Dylan Thomas. Being but men (from English)

Text 2. Cäsar Flaischlen. Hab Sonne im Herzen... (from German)

Requirements for the contest works:

  1. literacy and the compliance with the current spelling;
  2. lack of semantic errors;
  3. naturalness of syntactic constructions;
  4. euphony.

Additional requirements for the artistic translation:

  1. reproduction of the author`s style;
  2. matching to the source text.

Deadline: February 18th , 2018.

Conditions: the works should be submitted as MS Word document and designed in accordance with the following requirements: standards – 12 pt, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman font; the work should not exceed one A4 page.

The translations should be submitted via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please, indicate your name/surname/patronymic name, the full name of educational institution, contact phone and email. If applicable, please, indicate your pen-name and profile in social networks.

The authors of the best works will be awarded at the awarding ceremony. It will take place March 15th , 2018, at Sumy State University.

The teacher in chief is Olena Valerianivna Yemelianova, Assosiate Professor of the Department of Germanic Philology of SSU.

Please, to find more information contact (097) 54-55- 048

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