Professor Rainer Schulte

Rainer Schulte


  • literary translation
  • translation
  • 20th-century European literature
  • 20th-century Latin American literature
  • Spanish translations
  • German translations
  • French translations


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Rainer Schulte, Ph.D. School of Arts and Humanities

Katherine R. Cecil Professor in Foreign Languages

Dr. Schulte teaches literary translation, world literature, interdisciplinary studies and cross-cultural communication.

He is a poet, translator, playwright, critic and editor. He has published several books of poetry, collections on the art and craft of translation, and the critical study Traveling Between Languages: The Geography of Translation and Interpretation. He has been the director of the Center for Translation Studies and the editor of Translation Review since 1978. He holds the special chair of the Katherine R. Cecil Professorship for Foreign Languages and is the co-founder of the American Literary Translators Association. He has translated works of contemporary German, French, Italian and Spanish-American authors.

Dr. Schulte, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan.


Updated: November 29, 2011