Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies


We organise regular research seminars and conferences and host visiting speakers. In the past, the Centre has played host to such events as the AHRC-funded Translating Cultures Network Key Cultural Texts in Translation, and from November 2012 to July 2013 the Centre collaborated with the Intercultural Studies Group, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) and the European Society for Translation Studies on a research project on translation in language learning, commissioned by the Directorate General for Translation of the European Union.


Semester two, 2022-23

Thursday 2 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Tingwen Xu, University of Leicester
  • Title: Chinese Detective Genre as World Literature: A Study of the Judge Dee Series

Thursday 9 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Dr Jenny Wong, University of Birmingham
  • Title: Significance of women’s involvement in (re)translating the Chinese Bible

Thursday 16 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Pauline Côme, University of Strathclyde
  • Title: Translating heritage for international audiences: translation production and reception in Scottish heritage attractions

Thursday 2 March, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Dr Hongwei Bao, University of Nottingham
  • Title: Translating for Social Change in a Time of Crisis

Thursday 9 March, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Christian Degueldre, Professional Interpreter and Translator
  • Title: An International Career as translator/interpreter

Thursday 16 March, 4.00pm (on Teams)

Semester one, 2022-23

Thursday 3 November, 4.00pm (on Teams, link tbc)

  • Speaker: Professor Francis Jones, University of Newcastle (Joint seminar with Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies)
  • Title: Faithfulness versus loyalty – a poetry-translating point of view

Wednesday 23 November, 1.00pm (George Davies Centre Boardroom)

  • Speaker: Dr Mila Milani, University of Warwick (Joint seminar with Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies)
  • Title: Translation and transnational networks in the publishing field: editors, translators, and politics in post-war Italy

Wednesday 14 December, 1.00pm (George Davies Centre Boardroom)

  • Speaker: Dr Maite Usoz de la Fuente, University of Leicester
  • Title: Precarious lives: Biopolitical effects and affects of the 2008 Crisis in two contemporary Spanish novels

For further information please email Lesley Wylie, lw136@le.ac.uk







See a list of events which took place between October and December 2017.

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