Ph.D., Harvard Univ. (2009)
A.M., Harvard Univ. (2004)
A.B., Princeton Univ. (2002)
Sara Kippur is Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Culture Studies. Her scholarship and teaching center on 20th-21st century French and Francophone studies, with a particular focus on postwar and contemporary literature and questions of translation, multilingualism, and world literature. She is the author of Writing It Twice: Self-Translation and the Making of a World Literature in French
(Northwestern University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today
(Liverpool University Press, 2016). She is currently working on a new book and Franco-American literary and cultural exchange in the second half of the 20th century.
Professor Kippur's scholarly interest in translation informs her pedagogy, as she encourages her students to recognize their role as translators of a sort who can bridge cultural and linguistic boundaries through close attention to language. In addition to language and survey courses, she teaches seminars at Trinity on the contemporary French and Francophone novel, on the intersection of history and memory in postwar literature, on Americans in Paris, and on Francophone Hartford.
Read more about her work at www.writingittwice.com.