Renée Paschen

Renée Paschen

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Phone 1 : +43-664-154 1754

Province : Burgenland

Affiliations: PEN America Writers Association, Austrian Association of Literary & Scientific Translators, ALCS Collective Rights Society for Writers UK, VG WORT Germany

Membership category : Full member

About / Bio

Canadian Citizen. Professional literary translator, conference interpreter, bilingual poet and scholar. Lectured in Translation and Theater, Film and Media Studies at University of Vienna and Univ of Innsbruck. Postdoc fellowship at the Center for Austrian Studies, University of Minnesota. M.A. in Gender Studies; PhD in Theater, Film and Media Studies (University of Vienna). Renée's literary translations and poetry have been published in English, French and German. She is a member of PEN America Writers' Association; LTAC; and the Austrian Association of Literary and Scientific Translators (IG Übersetzerinnen). Renée has translated dozens of authors from the German and French into English, as well as English and French into German. A bilingual book of poetry with Robert Paquin called VICE VERSA is available from QUATTRO BOOKS, Toronto. WANDERINGS and HELENA + DAMON are new verse translations being launched at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020.

Education / Training

University of Vienna: PhD in Theater, Film and Media Studies;
M.A. Women's Studies and International Feminist Research

Awards & Distinctions

Pascal, Daniel: Mazeltov! – A Farce, Thomas Sessler Verlag, Vienna 2009.
** Shortlisted for the Austrian Cultural Foundation Translation Prize 2009

The Vampire Princess – Die Vampirprinzessin: Dir. Klaus Steindl
& Andreas Sulzer; Smithsonian Network, History Channel, ORF, ZDF,
ARTE (Austria / Germany / USA, 2007)
** Won American CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best History Documentary 2008


    German -> English
    French -> English
    English -> German
    French -> German

Literary Types

  • Non fiction
  • Children's / YA Literature
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Dubbing or Subtitling
  • Theatre
  • Other(s) : Medical Research , Scientific / Scholarly Articles , University Textbooks

Selected Bibliography

  • - Greve, Felix Paul / Grove, Frederick: Wanderings / Wanderungen, Quattro Books, Toronto, forthcoming in 2020, ISBN 9781988254753:
  • - Spiegler, Ariel: Wo Lyrik zuhause ist, Vol. 26 (France), Sylvia Treudl (ed.), Versopolis, Edition Aramo, Vienna 2020, ISBN 978-3-9504883-2-6:
  • - Mort, Helene: Wo Lyrik zuhause ist, Vol. 25: (Great Britain), Sylvia Treudl (ed.), Versopolis, Edition Aramo, Vienna 2020, ISBN 978-3-9504883-3-3:
  • - Von Paschen, Renée: Poetry / Poésie / Lyrik (66 Poems) in: Vergessene Stimmen, Nationale Mythen: Literarische Beziehungen zwischen Österreich und Kanada (Forgotten Voices, National Myths: Literary Relations between Austria and Canada) Innsbruck Series canadiana oenipontana 15, Nicole Perry & Marc-Oliver Schuster (eds.), Innsbruck University Press, Innsbruck 2019, ISBN 978-3-903187-51-1.
  • - Von Paschen, Renée & Paquin, Robert: VICE VERSA - Poetry in English & French, Beatriz Hausner, (ed.), Quattro Books, Toronto 2017, ISBN 978-1-988254-49-4
  • - Von Paschen, Renée: Jelinek's Creation – Haneke's Interpretation: Translation and Gender in Die Klavierspielerin; Akademikerverlag, Saarbrücken 2016, ISBN 978-3-639-87140-1. AVAILABLE AT:
  • - Krott, Max: Forest Policy Analysis, Springer Science Publishing, Dordrecht/NL 2005, 323 pp. ISBN 1- 4020-3478-4. (University Textbook)
  • - The WTO, Agriculture and Sustainable Development: H. Wohlmeyer & Th. Quendler (eds.), Greenleaf Publishing, 364 pp., Sheffield/UK 2002, ISBN 1-874719-454. (University Textbook)
  • - Chiasson, Herménégilde & LeBlanc, Raymond Guy: Poetry: ELLIPSE, Jo-Anne Elder (ed.), Vol. 69, April 2003, Fredericton, NB. ISSN 0046-1830
  • - From Another Perspective / In anderer Augen (H. Bahr, F. Grillparzer, P. Handke, R. Musil, H. Spiel, S. Zweig u.a.). Klagenfurt: Wieser 1998. ISBN 3-85129-264-2
  • - The Art of Life - Artificial Life: Austrian Literature at EXPO 2000 (P. Handke, E. Jandl, J. Nestroy, H. Spiel, G. Trakl, P. Turrini, von Horvath, F. Werfel, etc.), G. Pichler & M. Hall (eds.), Buchmarketing Verlag, Vienna 2000, ISBN 3-901944-02-8.
  • - The Vienna Group - A Moment of Modernity 1954-1960 / Die Wiener Gruppe. (H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, & Gerhard Rühm), Peter Weibl (ed.), Springer Verlag, New York/Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-211-83021-9 (bilingual). ** Won a prize as one of the best Austrian books of the year 1998

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