• Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University


Bio: Brent Hayes Edwards is Peng Family Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination (2017), and The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism (2003). His translations include works by Edouard Glissant, Aimé Césaire, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Sony Labou Tansi, and Monchoachi, as well as Michel Leiris’s 1934 Phantom Africa (2017), for which Edwards was awarded a 2012 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. He was a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow.

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