Sibelan Forrester

Sibelan ForresterAssociate Professor of Russian
Office: Kohlberg 340
Phone: 610.328.8162
Email: sforres1@swarthmore.edu
Profile at the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Professor of Russian, in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.  A specialist in Russian poetry and Russian women writers, she published "Translation as Reincarnation, Preserving Difference in Textual Bodies," (Translation Review, 1998) as a prelude to her Interpretation Theory-listed translation workshop where students explored the concept of translation in theory and practice, as hermeneutics writ large. Her earlier published work includes the co-edited volume with Pamela Chester, Engendering Slavic Literatures (Indiana UP, 1996) and a co-edited volume with Magdalena Zaborowska and Elena Gapova, Over the Wall/After the Fall: Post-Communist Cultures through an East-West Gaze (Indiana UP, 2004).  Prof. Forrester is the translator of Elena Ignatova, The Diving Bell (Zephyr Press, 2006), a bilingual collection of poems.