Rainer Schulte

Katherine R. Cecil Professor in Foreign Languages
Endowed Professorship - Arts And Humanities
Professor - Arts & Humanities, School of
schulte@utdallas.edu
972-883-2092
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Professional Preparation

PhD - Comparative Literature
University of Michigan - 1965
MA - English and French
University of Mainz - 1962

Research Areas

Areas of Specialization
  • Translation studies, 20th-century Latin American and European literature, literature and the arts; poetry writing

Appointments

Center for Translation Studies
University of Texas-Dallas [1980–Present]
Professor of Literature and Humanities
University of Texas-Dallas [1975–Present]
Director
Ohio University [1965–1975]

Additional Information

HONORARY LISTINGS
  • Dictionary of International Biography
  • Men of Achievement
  • Contemporary Authors
  • International Who's Who in Poetry
  • A Directory of American Poets
  • Who's Who in America
MEDIA COVERAGE
  • "Literary Translation in America: A Struggle for Recognition," Coda: Poets and Writers Newsletter, June/July, 1977.
  • "Translators, at Montreal Congress, Press for Their Professional Rights," Publisher's Weekly, July 11, 1977.
  • "Honoring Rainer Schulte." Delos: A Journal ofTranslation and World Literature. Vol. IX, No.1-I. July, 1998. 10-12.
  • Reviews and discussions of Schulte's works: New York Times Book Review, Dec. 9, 1973; Nov. 30, 1975.
  • Publisher's Weekly, July 29,1975.
  • The Kirkus Review, Aug. 15, 1975.
  • Dallas Morning News, Nov. 13, 1977; Dec. 26, 1977; March 25, 1979.
  • Texas Books in Review, No.1, 1978 and No.2, 1979.
  • Dallas Times Herald, Sept. 24, 1978.
  • Neue Zurcher Zeitung. "Babylonische Entwirrung: Ein Besuch im Europaischen Ubersetzer-Kollegium in Straelen." August 27/28. 1994.
  • "Language Arts." The Dallas Morning News. Tuesday, November 30, 1999. Article Rainer Schulte in the Dallas Morning News. November 7, 2007.
  • Bill Marvel. "Kneading between the lines: literary wizards help avoid losses in translation. "
  • The Dallas Morning News considered the conference of the American Literary
  • Translators Association as Nr.7 of the most important events in Dallas during the year 2007
MEMBERSHIP
  • P.E.N.
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Literary Translators Association
  • World Future Society
  • Comparative Literature Association
  • Associated Writing Programs
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Amerikastudien
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing
  • Association of Scholars and Critics
  • American Translators Association
  • Texas Institute of Letters
  • Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers
  • German Studies Association

News Articles

Prof Honored for Advancing the Art of Translation
University of Texas at Dallas Arts and Humanities Professor Rainer Schulte has been honored with the Linda Gaboriau Translation Award for his contributions to the field of translation studies. The Gaboriau Award is given annually to an American, Canadian or Mexican translator who translates national or international contemporary authors and who has made a significant contribution to the art of translation and to literature. It is presented by the Banff Centre, which is located in Alberta, Canada. The honor is accompanied by a two-week residency at the Centre’s mountain retreat and a monetary prize of $2,000. “Rainer’s enduring legacy extends beyond the now nearly two generations of students and colleagues he has helped educate and mentor,” said Susan Ouriou, director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. “As a professor in interdisciplinary programs, he has promoted methodologies derived from the art of translation to redirect the interpretation of literary works and nurture associative thinking and creativity through the use of translation tools and techniques.”
NEA Grant Supports Translation Center’s Mission
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded an Access to Artistic Excellence grant to the Center for Translation Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The $25,000 grant will support professional development opportunities and publications for literary translators via the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).  The organization, whose national offices are located at the Center for Translation Studies at UT Dallas, provides essential services to literary translators from all languages and creates a professional forum for the exchange of ideas on the art and craft of literary translation.
NEA Grant Supports Translation Center’s Mission
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded an Access to Artistic Excellence grant to the Center for Translation Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The $25,000 grant will support professional development opportunities and publications for literary translators via the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).  The organization, whose national offices are located at the Center for Translation Studies at UT Dallas, provides essential services to literary translators from all languages and creates a professional forum for the exchange of ideas on the art and craft of literary translation.
2010 Kusch Lecture to Explore ‘Life as Translation’
The Polykarp Kusch Lecture Series continues its rich tradition of exploring “concerns of the lively mind” when Dr. Rainer Schulte speaks Friday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in the Eugene McDermott Library Auditorium on The University of Texas at Dallas campus.

Schulte is a professor in the School of Arts  and Humanities at UT Dallas, and the director of the Center for Translation Studies, which he established in 1978 to create and implement a new paradigm for teaching literature and the humanities and to promote cross-cultural communication. He is co-founder of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), whose national office also is  at UT Dallas. He is also the editor of Translation Review, a journal dedicated to the critical and scholarly aspects of translation studies promoting literary translation at other universities.
2010 Kusch Lecture to Explore ‘Life as Translation’
The Polykarp Kusch Lecture Series continues its rich tradition of exploring “concerns of the lively mind” when Dr. Rainer Schulte speaks Friday, April 23, at 1 p.m. in the Eugene McDermott Library Auditorium on The University of Texas at Dallas campus.

Schulte is a professor in the School of Arts  and Humanities at UT Dallas, and the director of the Center for Translation Studies, which he established in 1978 to create and implement a new paradigm for teaching literature and the humanities and to promote cross-cultural communication. He is co-founder of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), whose national office also is  at UT Dallas. He is also the editor of Translation Review, a journal dedicated to the critical and scholarly aspects of translation studies promoting literary translation at other universities.