Senior Lecturer , SPAN
Office: JO 5.408
Areas of Specialization: Literary translation, translation theory, Spanish language, 20th century Latin American poetry and narrative, queer literature
Education: PhD (in progress), UT Dallas
MA, Middlebury College, 1987
BA, University of Oklahoma, 1986
George Henson is currently completing a PhD in Humanities (with an emphasis on literary and translation studies) at The University of Texas at Dallas. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Henson taught Spanish language, literature, and translation at Southern Methodist University. He has also taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas. Prior to teaching at SMU, Mr. Henson taught for six years at Collin College in Plano.
Mr. Henson's primary scholarly interests lie in literary translation and translation theory. His translations of short stories by Mexican author Elena Poniatowska have appeared in Nimrod, Translation Review, The Literary Review, and Puerto del Sol. His translation of Carlos Pintado's short story "Joy Eslava" was published by Zafra Lit, and his translations of poems by Francisco Morán have appeared in Sojourn and are forthcoming in The Havana Reader (Duke University Press). Mr. Henson's translation of Elena Poniatowska's short story collection Tlapalería will be published in 2011 by Alligator Press. His current projects include translating short story collections by Mexican writer Luis Jorge Boone and Spanish writer Andrés Neuman.
Mr. Henson has been invited to read papers on topics related to literary translation and queer literature at conferences hosted by the American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, and Emory University.