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Joanna Trzeciak

Associate Professor of Russian & Polish Translation

Joanna Trzeciak received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2005. Her research interests include translation and 20th century Russian prose, cultural aspects of translation and intersection between philosophy and translation studies. She is currently revising her dissertation on Vladimir Nabokov as a Self-translating Author for publication and working on a book-length project on Nabokov and Freud. 

She has translated a short chapter of Nabokov's biography Conclusive Evidence into Russian (Zvezda, 1999) and poems of Joseph Brodsky into English (Anthology of Jewish Russian Literature, 2007). Her translations have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Tri-Quarterly, The New Republic, Harper's, TLS, Paris Review and Poetry among others.

She has translated and edited four book-length translations from the Polish including Miracle Fair: Selected poems of Wislawa Szymborska (W.W. Norton, Winner of Held Translation Prize) and Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz (W. W. Norton, 2011).

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities


Translation theory

Nabokov and Freud

Construction of Race in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema

Tolstoy on Civil Disobedience and Non-Violence

Russian through Cinema

The Teaching of Translation Theory

Twentieth Century Russian Literature

Comparative Literature

Translation Studies

Literary Translation

Research Areas
  • Literary and Cultural Translation
  • Translation Theory
Applied Linguistics, Institute for
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

Spring 2013:

  • And by appointment
Office: 306-D Satterfield Hall
Spring 2015
  • HONR 30096 - 023 Individual Honors Work
  • RUSS 32501 - 001 Russian Literature In English
  • RUSS 42211 - 001 Adv Compos And Conversation
  • TRST 80199 - 005 Dissertation I
  • TRST 80299 - 005 Dissertation Ii
Summer 2015
  • TRST 80199 - 034 Dissertation I
  • TRST 80299 - 033 Dissertation Ii
Fall 2015
  • RUSS 32211 - 001 Composition And Conversation
  • RUSS 42351 - 001 Survey Russ And Soviet Lit
  • TRST 60001 - 002 Grad Research / Writing In Trst
  • TRST 80199 - 006 Dissertation I
  • TRST 80299 - 006 Dissertation Ii