Distinguished Visitor Program - Professor Jeffrey Angles

The School of Languages and Cultures is delighted to welcome Professor Jeffrey Angles (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo) to The University of Queensland in August 2018. 

Jeffrey Angles is an American poet, translator, and professor of Japanese literature at Western Michigan University. His collection of original Japanese-language poetry Watashi no hizukehenkōsen (My International Date Line, 2016), won the Yomiuri Prize for Literature, making him the first non-native to win this highly coveted prize for poetry since the award began in 1949.  He believes strongly in the role of translators as activists, and much of his career has focused on the translation into English of socially engaged, feminist, or queer writers. 


Workshop: The Problems of Translating Japanese Poetry

9 August 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Professor Angles workshop will address the general and specific problems arise when we try to translate poems written in Japanese into English.

Masterclass: Literature across Languages - Towards a Transnational Poetics

8 August 2018 4:00pm5:30pm
Join the School of Languages and Cultures for a special Masterclass titled "Literature across Languages: Towards a Transnational Poetics" presented by Professor Jeffrey Angles from Western Michigan University.

Public Lecture: Promiscuous Reading - Living and Loving between Languages

7 August 2018 6:30pm8:45pm
Join the School of Languages and Cultures on Tuesday 7 August for a Public Lecture, presented by Professor Jeffrey Angles.

One-on-one / Group Consultations with Professor Angles

6 August 2018 2:00pm9 August 2018 12:00pm
During consultation sessions with Professor Angles, UQ staff and HDR students will have an opportunity to discuss their projects and particular questions that are relevant to their research, especially in poetry, Japanese studies, transcultural literature, translation and creative writing.