Jacob Blakesley

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United Kingdom
University of Leeds
School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Teaching areas: 

Translation Studies; Modern Italian literature and culture

Research areas: 

 Translation Studies; Comparative Poetics; Modern Italian literature and culture



  • Modern Italian Poets: Translators of the Impossible (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014).
  • “Edoardo Sanguineti: a unique translator.” Edoardo Sanguineti: Literature, Ideology and the Avant-Garde, eds. John Picchione and Paolo Chirumbolo (London: Maney, 2013), 143-157.
  •  “Poet-translators in Modern Italy: a statistical survey.” Testo a Fronte 47 (forthcoming).
  •  “Montale: second-hand translator.” Moderna, 14:2 (forthcoming).
  • “Franco Buffoni: the poietic encounter.” Semicerchio XLVI 1 (2012): 35-50.
  • “Giovanni Giudici: una lingua strana.” Lettere Italiane 63:4 (2011): 204-239.
  • “Clizia, Irma Brandeis, e l’ultimo Montale.” Italica 88:2 (2011): 217-229.
  •  “Accattone in tre dimensioni,” in Scrittori inconvenienti.  Essays on and by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Gianni Celati, ed. Rebecca West and Armando Maggi (Ravenna: Longo, 2010), pp. 25-50.