Catherine Porter Lewis, professor emerita of French, recently had her translation of Avital Ronell’s “Fighting Theory: In Conversation with Anne Dufourmantelle,” published by Illinois University Press. Her 2009 Presidential Address, “English Is Not Enough,” appeared in Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), volume 125.3. Her translation of an article by Abdelkebir Khatibi, “The Language of the Other: Testimonial Exercises,” was included in PMLA, volume 125.4. Her article “Translation as Scholarship” was published in the Association of Departments of Foreign Language Bulletin, volume 41.2.
Porter Lewis has also presented several papers in recent months: “Translation in the Curriculum,” at the Association of Departments of English (ADE) Seminar West held June 23 at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.; “A Translator’s Statement,” at the Shifting Paradigms colloquium held Oct. 24 at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; “High School-College Collaborations: The SUNY Cortland Model,” at a Modern Language Association (MLA) session at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) annual convention held Nov. 19 in Boston, Mass.; “Forging Alliances,” the keynote address at the National Network for Early Language Learning session keynote address at the Nov. 20 ACTFL convention; and “Translation in the Modern Language Curriculum,” at another MLA session at the Nov. 20 ACTFL convention.