Invidual residences

KATHLEEN MCNERNEY

From Monday, 9 September 2019 to Sunday, 29 September 2019

KATHLEEN MCNERNEY
Professor, literary critic and translator
Albuquerque New Mexico

Bio

She is Professor Emerita of Hispanic Studies and Women’s Studies at West Virginia University. Her publications include Latin American, Castilian, and French literature, but most focus on Catalan women writers. Co-editor of Double Minorities of Spain (MLA, 1994), she has also edited collections of articles on Mercè Rodoreda and compiled a critical bibliography of Rodoreda’s work. She has translated four novels and many stories, essays, and poems. She is now finishing a translation of stories and a monologue by Caterina Albert, to be published by MLA (Modern Language Association).

Project

La meva estada a Andorra se centraria, una vegada més, en la poesia i la prosa de Maria-Mercè Marçal. La traducció de Marçal en què vaig treballar a Olot és ara a mans de Francis Boutle, una editorial de Londres. La meva feina aquest any també es relacionaria amb la difusió del seu treball: diversos poemes de Marçal han estat traduïts a l’anglès, però els publicats estan dispersos en diverses publicacions, principalment en revistes acadèmiques o poètiques. M’agradaria reunir aquestes obres en un sol volum bilingüe, afegint-ne unes quantes més que no s’han publicat, i unes altres més que traduiré. També escric una introducció a Marçal i la seva obra.

My time in Andorra would focus, once again, on the poetry and prose of Maria-Mercè Marçal. The translation of Marçal I worked on while in Olot is now in the hands of Francis Boutle, a publishing house in London. My work this year would also relate to the diffusion of her work: a number of Marçal’s poems have been translated into English, but those published are scattered in various publications, mostly in academic or poetic journals. I would like to gather these works into one bilingual volume, adding several more that have been translated but not published, and an additional few more that I would translate myself. I would also write an introduction to Marçal and her work.

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