Chantal WrightChantal Wright

Assistant Professor

Office: Curtin Hall 893
Phone: 414-229-3068


Ph.D., Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
M.A., Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
M.A., Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, UK

Research Interests:

The theory and practice of literary translation, Migrant and exophonic writing

Teaching Interests:

German to English translation, Literary Translation, Translation theory, 20th and 21st century German and Austrian literature, German and Austrian film

Other Relevant Activities:

Literary translator (member of the American Literary Translators Association and the UK Translators Association); Shortlisted for the 2011 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation;
Winner of the 2012 Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation

Courses Taught:

Trnsltn 708: Introduction to German-English Translation
MALLT/Trnsltn 709: Literary and Cultural Translation
CompLit 820: Translation Theory

Recent Publications:

Tzveta Sofronieva. A Hand Full of Water.  Trans. Chantal Wright.  Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2012. Print.

Tzveta Sofronieva.  "The mountains, a man, a woman" and "Attaining citizenship on Valentine's Day." Trans. Chantal Wright.  International Poetry Review 38:1 (2012): 66-79. Print.

“Exophony and Literary Translation. What it means for the translator when a writer adopts a new language.” Target – International Journal of Translation Studies, 22.1 (2010): 22-39. Print.

“The Water under the Bridge: Tzveta Sofronieva's 'Der alte Mann, das Meer, die Frau'.” Shoreless Bridges. South East European Writing in Diaspora. Ed. Elka Agoston-Nikolova (ed) Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2010. 97-116. Print.