James S. Holmes

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James S. Holmes


United States

Birth - Death

1924 - 1986




Award winning poet and author, teacher, who moved to Amsterdam and established a well-known reputation as an academic, translator, and scholar. Co-founded the new studies 'Dutch Gay Studies'. Worked actively for gay emancipation in the Netherlands. Considered the founder of translation studies who has had a long-lasting influence on the development of the field of translation as an academic subject with his landmark essay “The Name and Nature of Translation Studies” (1972).

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