Emily Apter

Emily Apter has been professor of French and Comparative literature at the New York University since 2002. After her doctorate at Princeton University, she taught at UCLA and Cornell University, and was a Humanities Council Fellow at Princeton University in 2014. In 2017/18 she was the president of the American Comparative Literature Association. Apter has published widely on the topics of translation theory and practice as well as political theory, including Un­exceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic (2017), Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (2004/2014), On The Politics of Untranslatability (2013), and The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature (2006). She is also editor of the series Translation/transnation at Princeton University Press. She is currently working on a book dealing with translation and justice, and hopes to complete it while a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in the spring of 2019.

As of January 2019