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Sarah Pollack

Associate Professor

Sarah Pollack’s scholarship focuses on the politics of literary translation, the intersections between philosophy and contemporary Latin American poetry, and Latin American Orientalisms. She is the Co-Editor of the section of Latin American Fiction in English for the Handbook of Latin American Studies. She is also a literary translator.

Professor Pollack has an appointment at The Graduate Center’s program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages. At CSI she has served as the Co-Director of the Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean and Latina/o Studies since its inception.

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

M.A. University of Arizona at Tucson

B.A., Earlham College

Scholarship and Publications

BOOK:Sarah Pollack and Tamara R. Williams, Eds. Los oficios del nómada: Fabio Morábito ante la crítica. México: UNAM, 2015.SELECTED ARTICLES:“After Bolaño: Rethinking the Politics of Latin American Literature in Translation.”  PMLA. 128.3 (2013): 660-67.
“Latin America Translated (Again): Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in the United States.” Comparative Literature. 61.3 (2009):346-365. “La nada y sus contextos: la ausencia de la obra en El libro vacío de Josefina Vicens.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. LXV.3 (2011): 615-634.““La odisea bárbara del buen vecino: Daniel Sada y las políticas de la traducción en Estados Unidos.” ISTOR. 57 (Summer 2014): 129-144.Las traducciones literarias y culturales de Juan Villoro.” Materias dispuestas: Juan Villoro ante la crítica. José Ramón Ruisánchez and Oswaldo Zavala, Eds. Barcelona: Candaya, 2011. 367-386.  “From West to East: The Transformation of the Subject in the Poetry of Alberto Girri.” Orientalismos. Juan Torres-Pou, Ed. Barcelona: Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, 2010. 65-78.  SELECTED TRANSLATIONS:Castillero, Silvia Eugenia. Eloise. (Poetry). Trans. Sarah Pollack. Greensboro: Unicorn Press. 2015.Vitale, Ida. Reason Enough. (Poetry). Trans. and Intro. Sarah Pollack. New York: Host Publications, 2007.Villoro, Juan. “The Phantom Wing.” (Short Story) Trans. Sarah Pollack. Gulf Coast. 27.1 (2014): 262-79. Last Updated: 12.07.2015

Sarah Pollack

Contact Information

Office: Building 2S Room 101
Fax: 718.982.3712