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Dr Rebecca Kosick

Dr Rebecca Kosick

Dr Rebecca Kosick
BA Hons(Mich.), MA(Chic.), MA(C'nell), PhD(C'nell)


Research Fellow in Modern Languages

Office Room 1.72, 21 Woodland Road
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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My research focuses on 20th century and contemporary poetry and art in hemispheric America, with interests in word and image studies, experimental approaches to the practice and theory of translation, and materialisms old and new.  I am currently at work on a book project entitled Word, Image, Object: On the Matter of Poetics in Hemispheric America.


I joined the University of Bristol in September 2015 as Lecturer in Translation Studies. I am a member of the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies and am co-director of the Bristol Poetry Institute. Previously, I was a Mellon Graduate Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, where I also received my Ph.D. in comparative literature. Before coming to Bristol, I held teaching positions at Cornell, Penn State University, and the University of Chicago. In addition to my research into poetry and translation, I also write poetry and translate from Spanish and Portuguese.


At Bristol, I teach undergraduate and postgraduate units in translation theory and practice, as well as units in Latin American poetry, poetics, and art. I would be interested in supervising PhD projects that address 19th-21st century Hemispheric American poetry (Brazil, Spanish America, the US, and Canada), translation theory (particularly as it relates to continental philosophy and critical theory), experimental literary translation in the Americas, Latin American art and visual culture, word and image studies in Hemispheric American arts and literature, and US Latinx literature.

Please note I will be on research leave from September 2017 until January 2019.

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