- Job title: University Academic Fellow in World Literatures and Co-Director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
- School: School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
Jacob Blakesley is a University Academic Fellow in World Literatures and Co-Director of the Leeds Centre for Dante Studies. He is the author of two monographs: Modern Italian Poets: Translators of the Impossible (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and A sociological approach to poetry translation: modern European poet-translators (Routledge, 2019). He has edited Sociologies of Poetry Translation: Emerging Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2018); and co-edited two special journal issues: Tony Harrison: International Man of Letters (English Studies, 2018), with Rachel Bower; and Poetry translation: agents, actors, networks, contexts (Translation and Literature, 2016), with Jeremy Munday. His poetry translations have appeared in various journals, including Stand, and he is currently a holder of a National Endowment for the Arts Literary Translation Fellowship.