Dr Valerie Henitiuk

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United Kingdom
University of East Anglia
School of Literature and Creative Writing
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Valerie Henitiuk is Lecturer in Literary Translation and Associate Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia. Following a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta (Canada), she went on to conduct research at Columbia University in New York City, supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship before taking up this post in England. Honours include the inaugural SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Prize (2005) and the Governor-General’s Gold Medal (University of Alberta Spring Convocation, 2005). Her work on gendered translation, east/west translation, and world literature in general has been published in such venues as META, the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, and Comparative Literature Studies. An article forthcoming in the new Routledge journal entitled Translation Studies examines modern western adaptations and imitations of the Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, focussing on how they underpin or resist Orientalizing themes and attitudes. Her monograph, Embodied Boundaries: Images of Liminality in a Selection of Women-Authored Courtship Narratives, which discusses authors as diverse as Murasaki Shikibu, Marie de France, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Edith Wharton, will soon appear in the Studies in Liminality and Literature series from Gateway Press.
English, French, Japanese
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Comparative Literature, World Literature, Literary Translation, Women's Writing
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Translation Studies, World Literature, East/West Cultural Exchange, Women’s Writing, Pre-Modern Japanese Literature, Literary Space