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Prolific professor and playwright maintains active schedule outside the classroom

August 22, 2008

Loyola University New Orleans professor, playwright and author John Biguenet has had a busy year. Last January, Biguenet presented his play, Rising Water, as a staged reading at Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City as part of its In-Progress: New Play Reading Series.

Biguenet also co-edited Strange Harbors, an anthology of international writing in translation, published by The Center for the Art of Translation.

Last November, at Words & Music: A Writers’ Conference of the Faulkner Society, Biguenet was a judge of the national short story award competition, and he served on a panel titled, “The Aesthetics of Literature: Short and Oh So Sweet: The Art of Fiction in 10,000 Words or Less.”

Biguenet was also a guest at the 30th annual national conference of the American Literary Translators Association in Dallas last fall, where he gave one of the addresses of the opening session titled “Imagining the Future of ALTA: Four Past Presidents Envision the Future.”

Additionally, he appeared on a discussion panel on “Translation Studies and Academia”; offered one of the speeches of the plenary session titled, “Homage to Margaret Sayers Peden, Gregory Rabassa and Willis Barnstone”; attended the annual meeting of the ALTA’s Council of Presidents; and reported at the ALTA Members General Meeting on his work as the organization’s representative to Theatre Without Borders.

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