Elizabeth Lowe 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 received a National Endowment for the Arts Literary Translation Grant for 2020-21 and a Fulbright to conduct literary research in Brazil in 2020.
She founded the Center for Translation Studies and the MA in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Illinois (2008-2015) and is currently a faculty member for the NYU online MA in Translation and Interpreting. She is an active member of the PEN Translation Committee.
In Spring 2022, Elizabeth is in residence at UMass Dartmouth as the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso / FLAD Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies.
Please join WJFD host Irene Amaral and Prof. Elizabeth Lowe for a discussion on Happy People in Tears, by João de Melo (Tagus Press, 2015).