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Jennifer Varney

Jennifer Varney

Coordinator and Lecturer, English Language Program


Jennifer Varney has a BA and an MA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University (Pembroke College), and a second MA and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain). Before coming to Johns Hopkins SAIS, she worked as a full-time lecturer in Anglo-American Literature at the University of Bologna. She has also taught at the University of Milan.

Publications: "H.D. and the Translation of Classical Greek Literature," in New Voices in Translation Studies (2012); "The 'Wobbling' Translation: H.D. and the transmission of the classics," in The Translator, vol. 16, no. 1 (2010); "The Imagist Poet as Cultural Mediator: H.D. and the translation of the classics," in Ton Naaijkens (ed.) Event or Incident. On the Role of Translation in the Dynamics of Cultural Exchange (2010); "From Hermeneutics to the Translation Classroom: a social constructivist approach to effective learning," in The International Journal for Translation & Interpreting Research, vol. 1, no. 1 (2009); "Lady Chatterleys Lover and the Case of the Strategically Placed Translators Note," in The Journal of Language and Translation (2009).



  • English