The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, in collaboration with the Department of Portuguese of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Elizabeth Lowe (New York University) as Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies for the Spring 2022 semester.
During her residency at UMass Dartmouth, Prof. Elizabeth Lowe will teach a graduate seminar (MA/PHD POR 650/750) titled "Brazilian Writers in the Digital Age: Voices of Resistance and Dissidence" focusing on new Brazilian writers who work with and on a variety of digital platforms to create their work, project themselves as actors on the public stage, and to redefine Brazilian identity and literature in a context of social and political upheaval and the COVID-19 pandemic. She will also provide an off-campus talk, offer a Translation Workshop, and collaborate with Tagus Press.
Elizabeth Lowe is Professor of Translation at New York University's School of Professional Studies in the Master's in Translation and Interpreting Program. Her main research interests are translation theory and pedagogy, and contemporary Brazilian literature from the Dictatorship period to the present. She is a recognized leader in the fields of translation studies and inter-American literature. She is the author of The City in Brazilian Literature and Translation and the Rise of Inter-American Literature. She has written extensively on translation theory and pedagogy, and has translated fiction by numerous Brazilian, Portuguese and Lusophone African writers, most recently Nélida Piñon’s The House of Passion, João Almino’s The Last Twist of the Knife, and Antonio Lobo Antunes’ Commission of Tears. She founded and directed the Center for Translation Studies and the MA in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Illinois (2008-2015). She received a National Endowment for the Arts Literary Translation Grant for 2020-21 and a Fulbright to conduct literary research in Brazil in 2020.