Associate Professor of English
Montclair State University
Johnny Lorenz, son of Brazilian immigrants, received his doctorate in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. He is an associate professor at Montclair State University. In 2003, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct research in Brazil. He has published scholarly articles, poetry, and translations. In 2011, his poetry appeared in the anthology LUSO-AMERICAN LITERATURE (Rutgers University Press). In 2012, he translated into English Clarice Lispector's A BREATH OF LIFE (New Directions), a finalist for best translated novel of the year. In the same year, his analysis of Machado de Assis's THE POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF BRAS CUBAS appeared in the journal Luso-Brazilian Review. Most recently, an article by Prof. Lorenz has been published in Modern Fiction Studies (Winter 2015). The article - "Water, Waste, and a 'Greater Communion': Rubem Fonseca’s 'The Art of Walking in the Streets of Rio de Janeiro'" - is part of a special issue that focuses on urban infrastructure and literary theory. Prof. Lorenz teaches World Literature, Poetry Writing, and Brazilian Literature.