Jeffrey C. Barnett is Professor of Romance Languages and serves
as the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program Head at
Washington and Lee University.
Since 1989 he has taught classes
on language, culture, and literature both domestically and abroad,
including courses on the Spanish-American novel of the Boom,
Caribbean literature, and literary translation. His articles on
Spanish-American narrative and comparative literary studies have
appeared in journals in Spain, Latin America, and the U.S.
translated a diverse selection of Latin American authors, ranging
from the short stories of Carlos Fuentes to the epic poetry of
Martín del Barco Centenera.
Currently he is translating Rebaños (2010), a volume of poetry by Cuban author Zurelys Lopez Amaya. Uva de Aragón's
The Memory of
Silence marks his first book length translation.
He has lived in
Honduras, Mexico, and Spain.
When not in the classroom or
translating, he spends his time riding cross country on his
motorcycle to find inspiration for his blog "From the Road: The
Moto-Odysseys of the Big Papi."