Professor Duncan Large
academic director, British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia
Duncan Large is academic director of the British Centre for Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. He is professor of European literature and translation at UEA, and honorary professor of modern languages and translation at the University of Nottingham. He taught previously at the Universities of Oxford, Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Dublin (Trinity College) and Swansea.
Duncan researches widely in modern German literature and thought, in comparative literature and translation studies. He has authored and edited five books about Nietzsche and German philosophy; he has also published two Nietzsche translations with Oxford World’s Classics (Twilight of the Idols, Ecce Homo), and one translation from the French (Sarah Kofman’s Nietzsche and Metaphor). With Alan D. Schrift he is general editor of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (Stanford University Press).
A member of the Executive Committee of the Translators Association, Duncan also chairs the PETRA-E Network of European institutions dedicated to the education and training of literary translators, and the Publications Committee of the British Comparative Literature Association.
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