Dr. Aprilia Zank
Dr. Aprilia Zank is a freelance lecturer in the Department of Languages and Communication at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, where she teaches Creative Writing and Translation Theory.
She was born in Romania and studied English and French at the University of Bucharest. She then moved to Germany where she received her PhD degree in Literature and Psycholinguistics from the Ludwig Maximilian University for her thesis THE WORD IN THE WORD Literary Text Reception and Linguistic Relativity. The research for her PhD thesis was done in collaboration with six universities from Europe, and as a visiting lecturer at Alberta University of Edmonton, Canada.
Aprilia is also a poet and a translator and the editor of two anthologies: the English–German anthology poetry tREnD Eine englisch-deutsche Anthologie zeitgenössischer Lyrik, LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2010, and the anthology POETS IN PERSON at the Glassblower (Indigo Dream Publishing, April, 2014).
She writes verse in English and German and was awarded a distinction at the “Vera Piller” Poetry Contest in Zurich. Her poetry collection, TERMINUS ARCADIA, was 2nd Place Winner at the Twowolvz Press Poetry Chapbook Contest 2013.
Her poetry has been widely published in anthologies and periodicals in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, India, the USA, Canada, Argentina, South-Africa and New Zealand. Her own volume of poetry TERMINUS ARCADIA is due to come out soon.
As a translator, she translates from and into German, English, French and Romanian in collaborative projects with various artists all over the world. In this respect, she organised the W-ORTE Literary Festival 2010 in Munich, the events POETS IN PERSON in London in 2012 and 2014, and the event IMAGINE THE BEATS in Munich, in 2015. These events brought together poets, writers, scholars and artists from many countries.
Aprilia is also a passionate photographer. To her, photography means the attempt to get a new insight into the essence of things. She has organised several photo exhibitions at the Ludwig Maximilian University and other cultural centres in Munich, and several of her images are prize winners and have been selected for poetry book covers.