Clare Cavanagh

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Clare Cavanagh
Clare Cavanagh at the 2010 National Book Critics Circle awards
Clare Cavanagh at the 2010 National Book Critics Circle awards
Born (1956-05-23) 23 May 1956 (age 62)
Occupation Translator, critic, professor
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard University (Ph.D.)
Genre Translation, literary criticism
Notable awards National Book Critics Circle Award, William Riley Parker Prize

Clare Cavanagh (born May 23, 1956) is an American literary critic, a Slavist, and a translator. She is the Frances Hooper Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University. An acclaimed translator of contemporary Polish poetry, she is currently under contract to write the authorized biography of Czesław Miłosz.[1] She holds a B.A from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard University (1978, 1981 and 1988 respectively). Before coming to Northwestern University, she taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work has been translated into Russian, Polish, Hungarian, French, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.

Awards and honors

Her honors include: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism for Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West.[2][3][4] the William Riley Parker Prize of the Modern Language Association; the AATSEEL Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book in Slavic Literature; the Ilchester Lecture in Slavonic Literatures, Oxford University; the John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize in Translation; the Katharine Washburne Memorial Lecture in Translation; the PEN/Book-of-the Month Club Prize for Outstanding Literary Translation; the AATSEEL Award for Outstanding Translation from a Slavic Language. Cavanagh's essays and translations “have appeared in TLS, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Bookforum, Partisan Review, Common Knowledge, Poetry, Literary Imagination and other periodicals.”[5]

Selected bibliography


  • Czeslaw Milosz and His Age: A Critical Life. Under contract, Farrar Straus, Giroux.
  • Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West. Yale University Press (January 5, 2010), ISBN 0300152965, ISBN 978-0300152968
  • Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition. Princeton University Press (November 14, 1994), ISBN 0691036829, ISBN 978-0691036823

Edited books

  • Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Roland Greene, editor-in-chief, Stephen Cushman, general editor, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer, associate editors, Princeton University Press, 2012.


See also


  • Faculty Webpage


  1. ^ “Clare Cavanagh”, Poetry, Chicago. Retrieved on 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ Haven, Cynthia. “Getting personal: NBCC’s quiet winner Clare Cavanagh”, Stanford University, Stanford. 17 March 2011. Retrieved on 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ Cavanagh, Clare (2009). Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West. Yale University Press, New Haven & London. ISBN 0300152965, ISBN 978-0300152968
  4. ^ “Clare Cavanagh”, The New York Review of Books, New York, August 2014. Retrieved on 20 July 2015.
  5. ^ “Northwestern University Faculty Webpage”, Slavic Department at Northwestern University, Evanston. Retrieved on 20 July 2015.
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