Hahn, Cynthia T. 1961-
HAHN, Cynthia T. 1961-
PERSONAL: Born October 3, 1961, in Chicago, IL. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Rosary College (now Dominican University), B.A., 1983; Purdue University, M.A., 1985; University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1990. Hobbies and other interests: Vintage motorcycles, writing poetry.
CAREER: Educator and translator. University of Illinois—Chicago Circle, assistant professor of French, 1989-90; Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, associate professor of French, 1990—, Hotchkiss fellow, 1993, associate dean of faculty, 2002—. Consultant to relocation firms.
MEMBER: American Association of Teachers of French, Women in French, American Council on Quebec Studies, Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association.
AWARDS, HONORS: Certificate Pratique de français Commercial et Économique, Paris Chamber of Commerce, 1983; American Institute of Maghrib Studies research grant, 1996; Bird Award, Lake Forest College, 1998, for intellectual contributions to the campus community.
(Translator from French) Evelyne Accad, Wounding Words: A Woman's Journal in Tunisia (novel), Heinemann (Portsmouth, NH), 1996.
(Translator from French) Noureddine Aba, The Lost Song of a Rediscovered Country (novel; bilingual in French and English), Harmattan (Paris, France), 1999.
Translations have appeared in anthologies, including Anthology of African Writers, Nebraska University Press, 2002. Contributor of poems to Christian Science Monitor, Collage, and Matrix; contributor to academic journals, including Arab Studies Journal and French Review. Editorial director, Collage.
SIDELIGHTS: Cynthia T. Hahn once told CA: "The topics I have chosen to write on—translation, the women's movement in Tunisia, and French-Canadian literature—are linked to my teaching and travel interests. In particular, translating a work of fiction is especially rewarding because it is such a personal and creative act."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Cynthia T. Hahn Home Page, http://www.lfc.edu/˜hahn/ (September 3, 2003).