Articles by Russell Scott Valentino

The Translator Relay: Russell Valentino

October 31, 2012

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. This month, Erica Mena passed the baton to Russell Valentino, an award-winning writer, editor, and translator (from Italian, Croatian, and…...read more »

Articles by Russell Scott Valentino

Translation and the Teaching of Literature

July 21, 2009

In my first post, I suggested that translators' efforts in the sphere of education might have a transformative effect on the understanding and appreciation of the work of translation. In my second, I focused on the domain of foreign language teaching as one place where such efforts might bear fruit.…...read more »

Articles by Russell Scott Valentino

Translation and Proficiency Language Teaching

May 14, 2009

In a previous post, I suggested that the covers of books make for rather poor soil in which to cultivate an appreciation for translated contemporary literature among the general English-reading public. Of course the essential work of translators should be recognized whenever possible, on covers and title…...read more »

Articles by Russell Scott Valentino

Teaching in Translation

April 20, 2009

The general membership meeting of the American Literary Translators Association's annual conference in October of this year went smoothly until the final item of business. The members present were sharply divided over the newly imposed rule stipulating that only books with the translator's name…...read more »