Efrain Kristal


Efraín Kristal received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1985. He has been a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, the University of Göttingen, and the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po). He is professor and chair of UCLA’s Department of Comparative Literature, and author of over one hundred articles and several books including Invisible Work. Borges and Translation (2002).

His publications include an interview with the late Zygmunt Bauman for the Los Angeles Times Review of Books (2014), “Peter Sloterdijk and Literature” for Sloterdijk Now (2011); an essay on Yves Bonnefoy’s Shakespeare translations for The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry (2013); and the essay on “Philosophical/Theoretical Approaches to Translation” for The Blackwell Companion to Translation Studies (2014). He is currently writing a book on Peter Sloterdijk for Columbia University Press.