Henson, George

Senior Lecturer

Office:  JO 5.408

Areas of Specialization:  Literary translation, translation theory, Spanish language, 20th century Latin American poetry and narrative, queer literature

Education: PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015
MA, Middlebury College, 1987
BA, University of Oklahoma, 1986

Dr. George Henson has been teaching Spanish language and Hispanic culture courses at UTD since 2010. From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Henson taught Spanish language, literature, and translation at Southern Methodist University. Prior to teaching at SMU, he taught for six years at Collin College in Plano. He has also taught at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas.
Dr. Henson's primary scholarly interests lie in literary translation and translation theory. He has published four book-length translations, including The Heart of the Artichoke by Mexican author and Cervantes Prize laureate Elena Poniatowska and, most recently, The Art of Flight by fellow Mexican author and Cervantes recipient Sergio Pitol. His translations have appeared variously in The Literary Review, The Buenos Aires Review, Bomb, The Kenyon Review, Flash Fiction International, and World Literature Today, where he is a contributing editor.

Dr. 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, the South Central Modern Language Association, New York University, and Emory University.