Elizabeth Lowe

Adjunct Professor

Center for Applied Liberal Arts

  • BA, Barnard College
  • MA, Queens College
  • PHD, City University of New York
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Elizabeth Lowe, founding director of the Center for Translation Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has taught and lectured on translation at universities throughout the United States, South America, China and Europe. A specialist in translation pedagogy and theory. Elizabeth translates Luso-Afro-Brazilian, Latin American,  and Iberian fiction. Author of The City in Brazilian Literature (1982) and Translation and the Rise of Inter-American Literature (with Earl E. Fitz, 2007),  she has many articles in journals and book chapters on translation criticism and theory. Elizabeth is a recipient of the NEA Literary Translation grant and Fulbright grants to Colombia and Brazil. Her latest translation, Commission of Tears, by Portuguese literary icon António Lobo Antunes, is forthcoming with Dalkey Archive Press in 2023.