Jozefina Komporaly



I translate drama and fiction, as well as academic texts in the Humanities from Hungarian/Romanian into English, and English into Hungarian/Romanian.

I edited, introduced and co-translated the first English-language anthology of Matéi Visniec's theatre How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients and Other Plays (Seagull Books, 2015), and plays from this collection were produced internationally, including on the Chicago and New York stage, and for digital platforms such as Trafika Europe Radio. The anthology András Visky's Barrack Dramaturgy: Memories of the Body I edited for Intellect led to the staging of several Visky plays by [Foreign Affairs], London and Theatre Y Chicago, and also paved the way for the transational collection Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion (Bloomsbury, 2021). My translation from the Romanian of the novel Mr K Released was shortlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize in 2021.

I also translated essays on theatre practice (The Golden Round; Act(ing) and Mimesis), philosophy and art history (The Glance of the Medusa by László F. Földényi), as well as contemporary fiction (by Andea Tompa, Ádám BodorGábor Vida, Tatiana Tibuleac, Matéi Visniec) and children's literature (The Book of Barni). My translations appeared in Asymptote, Words Without Borders, Index on Censorship, World Literature Today, Modern Poetry in Translation, Poet Lore, Trafika Europe and I published extensively on translation and adaptation for the stage. I have reviewed a range of translation-related projects, and supervised and examined numerous post-graduate projects and dissertations at MA and PhD level.

I am based in London, where I teach at the University of the Arts, and am available for consultancy and translation projects. I am also an affiliate of the ITI.


Undertake research projects, Write reviews, Prepare commentaries on works translated, Translation of academic texts
Art, Children's Literature, Criticism - Literary, Culture, Drama, Feminism, Fiction, Literature - Classical, Literature - General & Various, Short Stories, Theatre, Visual Arts, Women's Writing, Translation, Translation theory