Adrienne K. Ho Rose, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Lecturer, Comparative Literature, Literary Translation, and Classics

I am an interdisciplinary scholar, translator, and writer. My academic work focuses primarily on Latin, Greek, and Classical Chinese languages and literatures with special emphasis on the poetics of retranslation, experimental, intersemiotic, multimodal translation practices, east-west cross-cultural literary studies, translation and humanitarian crises, and world literatures. I am also interested in book arts and the intersections of material culture and reading. From time to time, I write a column on translation, poetry, and classics for the Society for Classical Studies’ blog:

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TRNS:2000 - Translation and Global Society
TRNS:3179 - Undergraduate Translation Workshop
CHIN:4203 - Modern Chinese Writers
CL:1240 - Major Texts in World Literature I
CL:1241 - Major Texts in World Literature II
CL/TRNS:4800 - Seminar in Comparative Literature
CLSA:1805 - Legends and Heroes of Ancient Rome
CLSA:1840 - Roman Civilization
CLSA:2016 - Classical Mythology
CLSA:3742 - Word Power
CLSL:1001/1002;2001/2002 - Elementary Latin I-IV

Adrienne K H Rose
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Iowa
M.F.A in Literary Translation, University of Iowa
Graduate Certificate, University of Iowa Center for the Book
Certificate in the Project on the Rhetorics of Inquiry
B.A. in Classics, Concordia University, Montreal
B.A. in English/Creative Writing, Concordia University, Montreal

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Iowa City, IA 52242
United States