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Literary House

What’s Found in Translation: An Evening with Benjamin Paloff

Date: 4:30pm EDT March 17, 2015

Sponsored by the Rose O’Neill Literary House.


Benjamin Paloff received the Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 2007 and has been teaching at the University of Michigan since then.  He is the author of The Politics (2011), a collection of poems. Additional publications include articles on the construction of God in contemporary Russian poetry and the metaphysics of the Other in Polish and Czech Modernism, as well as translations of several books from Polish, including works by Dorota Maslowska, Marek Bienczyk, and Andrzej Sosnowski. He is the recipient of fellowships from Poland’s Book Institute (2010), the National Endowment for the Arts (2009-2010), and the Michigan Society of Fellows (2007-2010), is a poetry editor at Boston Review, and is active in Michigan’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.  Ongoing projects include a study of intermediacy in interwar literature and another on the notion of impermanence in poetic theory. Teaching interests in Comparative Literature include undergraduate courses on Art House Animation and Poetics and graduate seminars on Eastern European Poets in the West and translation theory.