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Primary Profession: Educator (University Level)
Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish
Bio: Elizabeth Lowe is Professor and Director of the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has affiliate faculty appointments in the departments of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and Comparative and World Literature. She is also an affiliate of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the European Union Center. In the field of translation studies, she specializes in translation pedagogy, translation theory and terminology. She received her undergraduate education from Barnard College, earned an M.A. in Romance Languages from Queens College of New York, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a concentration in Translation from the City University of New York. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia and has taught and lectured extensively at universities in Latin America and Europe. ATA certified for Portuguese to English translation, she is a member of the ATA Committee on Standards, and an active member of PEN and the American Literary Translators Association. Elizabeth translates classical and contemporary Brazilian literature into English. She has also occasionally translated Lusophone Portuguese literature. Her current project is a translation of João de Melo's Gente Feliz com Lágrimas for Tagus Press.
Professional Affiliations and Certifications: ATA Certified Portuguese>English Memberships: ATA-member Standards Committee MLA ALTA PEN American Center- Member Translation Committee
Publications: The City in Brazilian Literature (1982) Translation and the Rise of Inter-American Literature, with Earl E. Fitz (2007) Guest editor, Review 83 (Cityscapes of Rio and Bahia) Contributor to seven books and over 20 articles in refereed journals Latest translation, Euclides da Cunha, Backlands: The Canudos Campaign (Os Sertoes), Penguin, 2010.
Education: PhD City University of New York MA Queens College BA Barnard College
Awards: Honored by the Brazilian Academy of Letters for Life Work translating Brazilian literature (August 2010)
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