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Michael Biggins is the UW’s Slavic, Baltic and East European studies librarian, and is tasked with supporting the information needs of faculty and students in the REECAS program. He teaches courses in Slovene language and literature, is a widely published translator of Slovene literature into English, and writes on topics in Slovene literary history and criticism.
Slovene Languages and Literature
Selected: Publications, Books, Translations
- Michael Biggins, trans. Vladimir Bartol. Al-Araf. Ljubljana: Sanje Publishing, 2014.
- Michael Biggins, trans. Katarina Marinčič. Three. Translation typescript completed (Forthcoming)
- Michael Biggins, trans. and author of afterword. Drago Jančar. The Tree With No Name. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2014.
- Michael Biggins, trans. Florjan Lipuš.The Errors of Young Tjaž. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2013.
- Michael Biggins, trans. Tomaž Šalamun. The Blue Tower. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
- Michael Biggins, trans. Drago Jančar. The Galley Slave. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2011.
- Michael Biggins, trans. Boris Pahor. Necropolis. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2010.
- Michael Biggins, trans. and author of afterword. Vladimir Bartol. Alamut. Seattle: Scala House Press, 2004. (European edition: Ljubljana: Sanje, 2005. Paperback edition: San Francisco: North Atlantic Books, 2007.)
Selected: Publications, Essays
- “Americanizing Slovene Literature, or, Taking the Day-Tripper’s Path to the Summit Instead of the North Face: Slovene to English Literary Translation on the Society’s Fortieth Anniversary,” in Slovene Studies, vol. 35 (2013), no. 1-2: p. 55-70.
- “Post-1989 Publishing on Previously Suppressed Topics: Trends in Czech Contemporary History, with Reference to Poland,” in Books, Bibliographies and Pugs: a Festschrift to Honor Murlin Croucher (Bloomington, Ind.: Slavica Publishers, 2006): 13-29.
- “Tomaž Šalamun,” in South Slavic Writers Since World War II. Detroit : Gale Press, 1997 (Dictionary of Literary Biography ; vol. 181): p. 288-294.
- “Edvard Kocbek,” in South Slavic Writers Before World War II. Detroit : Gale Press, 1995. (Dictionary of Literary Biography ; vol. 147): p. 79-86.
Research Advised: Graduate Masters Theses