Honors Program

Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Dr. Jan O. Jost-Fritz

Thesis Professor Department

Literature and Language

Thesis Reader(s)

Dr. Raluca M. Negrisanu


I have written and translated a collection of poetry into German, comparing the obvious constraints of minimalist poetry to longer and prosaic forms. In addition to pertinent literature, I utilize my educational background in German as well as a recent foreign language internship to explore the limitations and complexities of translating contemporary minimalist poetry. I focus on how, because of its inherent need for syntactic brevity, minimalist poetry can often be one of the most difficult types of poetry to translate.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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