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Ben Van Wyke

Campus Address: CA 501 B
Phone: (317)278-3603
Email: bvanwyke@iupui.edu
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Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation Studies


PhD in Translation Studies, Binghamton University, 2009. MA in Comparative Literature, Binghamton University, May 2005. Advanced Graduate Certificate in Translation (literary and non-literary, Spanish > English), Binghamton University, May 2005. BA - Major: Spanish; Minors: Philosophy and Third World Development Studies, Calvin College, May 1999.

Academic Interests

Translation Studies, translation pedagogy, and the intersection of translation with poststructuralism, Latin American Studies and postcolonial studies.


Intro to Translation Studies (WLAC-F350); Intro to Translating Spanish/English (SPAN-S323); The Craft of Translation (SPAN-S423); Translation Practice and Evaluation (SPAN-S528); Intro to Hispanic Culture


Overseas Conference Fund Grant from the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at Indiana University, 2011. New Frontiers in the Arts in Humanities Exploration Traveling Fellowship from the Office of the Vice President for Research at Indiana University, 2011. Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (IAHI) from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at IUPUI, 2011. School of Liberal Arts Summer 2010 Research Grant. Shipps Travel Fund Award, 2010. Tinker Foundation Graduate Student Summer Research Grant through the Latin American Caribbean Area Studies Program (LACAS), Binghamton University, Summer 2006. Deanna France Literary Translation Award, Binghamton University, 2006.


Book: Delectable Bodies and their Clothes: Plato, Nietzsche, and the Translation of Latin America. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. Articles: “Imitating Bodies and Clothes: Refashioning the Western Conception of Translation,” in Thinking Translation through Metaphor. Ed. James St. André. Manchester: St. Jerome, 2010. “Ethics and Translation,” in Handbook of Translation Studies, vol. 1. Eds. Yves Gambier and Luc van Doorslaer. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2010.


Review Editor for The Translator, St. Jerome Press

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