Dedicated to bringing together research on indirect translation
Anita Kłos graduated in Art History and Italian Language and Literature from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her main area of interest is history of literary translation in the Polish-Italian cultural exchange during the twentieth century. She is author of various studies on the Polish translations of Giuseppe Ungaretti's, Ada Negri's, Sibilla Aleramo's, Elsa Morante's and Italo Calvino's work. She has participated in national and international research projects, e.g. Scrittrici e intellettuali del Novecento. Fonti e strumenti della ricerca (coordinator: prof. Marina Zancan, Sapienza Università di Roma) and Calvino nel mondo (coordinator: prof. Laura Di Nicola, Sapienza Università di Roma). Anita arrived at indirect translation as a subject of study while working on her PhD project, completed in 2012 at the Jagiellonian University, where her research had focused on Sibilla Aleramo's contacts with Polish literary culture. In the author's archive at the Fondazione Gramsci in Rome, she found La casa delle donne (1931), then unpublished indirect translation of Zofia Nałkowska’s Dom kobiet (The House of Women, 1930), rewritten by Aleramo via mediating versions in Italian and French. Anita prepared a critical edition of La casa delle donne, published in 2018 (Pisa: Pacini). Now, she is the Assistant Professor at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, teaching translation theories as well as courses in Italian literature and culture.
archives and translation
gender and translation
Polish-Italian literary exchange in the twentieth century
literature and visual art
Main ultimate source language (USL) and ultimate target language (UTL) in indirect translation research
Polish (USL, UTL) and Italian (UTL, USL)
Kłos, Anita. 2018. "Przekłady niebezpośrednie w polsko-włoskich relacjach literackich w dwudziestym wieku. Rekonesans", Przekładaniec. A Journal of Translation Studies 37: 64-86.
Kłos, Anita. 2018. "Salvatore Quasimodo, traduttore di Adam Mickiewicz. Sull’importanza degli archivi letterari per gli studi sulla traduzione", Quaderni del ‘900 XVIII(1): 73–84.
Kłos, Anita. 2018. Apologia kobiecego ducha. Sibilla Aleramo i jej związki z polską kulturą literacką pierwszej połowy XX wieku, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS.
Kłos, Anita. 2015. "«La casa delle donne». Sulla storia della traduzione italiana di «Dom kobiet» di Zofia Nałkowska", pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi, 6: 107-123.
Kłos, Anita. 2009. Pogrzebana poezja. O recepcji twórczości Giuseppe Ungarettiego w Polsce, Kraków: Wydawnictwo UJ.
MA in Italian Language and Literature and in Art History, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
PhD in Literature Studies, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Assistant Professor, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University (Poland)