Carlos Fonseca Grigsby
My DPhil thesis aims to explain why a poet as important as Rubén Darío is relatively unknown in the English-speaking world. It analyses the role translations (or lack thereof) have played in Darío’s reception; in doing so, it also uncovers the multilingualism of his writing. In addition, it looks to develop a new framework for translating poetry which, like Darío’s, depends so much on prosody.
One of the outcomes of this research will be a new translation of Cantos de vida y esperanza (1905).
I teach Second Year Unseen Translation (FHS), as well as Spanish American options for Paper VIII & Paper XI (FHS).