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Edwin Gentzler



Professor of Comparative Literature


The Director, Edwin Gentzler, has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Vanderbilt University and has taught translation at universities in Holland, England, and the USA. Before coming to UMass, he was an administrator for the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Translation and identity in the Americas (Routledge 2008) and Contemporary Translation Theories (Multilingual Matters 2001), which is widely respected in the field and has been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Arabic, and Persian. He serves as co-editor (with Susan Bassnett) of the Topics in Translation Series for Multilingual Matters.

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