Romance Languages and Literatures

Helena Buffery

Joan Coromines Visiting Chair in Catalan Studies


Classics 118

Office Hours: 

Wednesday 11am-1pm


Program(s): Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies

Helena Buffery has traveled to Chicago from the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at University College Cork (Ireland). Her main teaching and research interests are in contemporary Iberian and Latin American Theatre and Performance, Translation Studies and Catalan Studies, but she has taught many other aspects of Hispanic languages and cultures over the years. She is currently serving as Vice-Head of College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (Research). During her time as Coromines Chair in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, she will be offering a course on aspects of translation and comparative literature from the perspective of the dissemination and reception of Catalan culture in the global literary marketplace. The course, entitled Remapping the Translation Zone, draws together previous work on minoritised languages and cultures in translation in order to explore in more depth questions and processes of mediation and reception. She is currently completing a co-translation with Emeritus Professor Kathleen McNerney of Maria-Mercè Marçal’s La passió segons Renée Vivien (The Passion according to Renée Vivien), as well as a monograph on Catalan women exiles in Mexico.