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.


LeCTIS – Building Bridges Translation Event – Thursday 23 May 2024 at 6.00pm

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Leicester (LeCTIS), in collaboration with the East Midlands Regional Group (EMRG) of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) is proud to present Building Bridges, a free social evening of networking creating links between university programmes and the professional translation industry. During the evening, there will be a series of short talks by some of the award-winning professional translators from the EMRG, leading translation companies and a representative from the ITI.

The event will finish with a small reception provided by the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Leicester.

Venue: Sir Bob Burgess Building - SBB 2.03

This is a free event but please sign up on the Eventbrite website

If you have any questions, please contact leicesterctis@leicester.ac.uk

Building Bridges 2024 event

LeCTIS Seminar Series - Semester two, 2023/24

Please note that events occur on various different days of the week this semester (please see schedule below) and some events will take place in person and others are on Teams.

Teams links will be circulated the day before an event. Please contact leicesterctis@leicester.ac.uk for more information and to join a Teams event.

Thursday 1 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Qing Guo, (PhD candidate), Nankai University and University of Glasgow
  • Title: Inquiry into Yan Fu’s Theory of Value-Based on Yan Fu’s Marginalia in the source text of The Wealth of Nations

Thursday 8 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speakers: Dr Eloísa Monteoliva García, University of York 
  • Title: Stand-by Interpreting in Police Interviews: Negotiating Role(s) and Participation

Thursday 15 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Abdullah Alquarni and Bandar Altalidi (PhD candidates), Cardiff University
  • Title: Sociology as an Analytical Tool of Translation Fields: Exploring Translated Self-Help Literature and (Fan) Subtitling in KSA from a Bourdieusian Perspective

Thursday 29 February, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Dr Lucas Nunes Vieira, University of Bristol
  • Title: Critical language barriers and the use of machine translation in public service setting

Thursday 7 March, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speakers: Dr Min-Hsiu Liao, Heriot-Watt University 
  • Title: How museum translation engages with the material turn in translation studies

Thursday 14 March, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Dr Sharon Black, University of East Anglia
  • Title: “I use subtitles and captions all the time for everything”: disabled and neurodivergent viewers’ perspectives on their use of media accessibility services and tools

LeCTIS Seminar Series - Semester one, 2023/24

Thursday 19 October, 4.00pm (Attenborough, ATT 205)

  • Speaker: Prof Kirsten Malmkjær, University of Leicester
  • Title: Language, Translation and Empathy

Friday 27 October, 12.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speakers: Dr Tung-jung Chen (translator) and Dr Yao-Chang Chen (author), Association of Taiwanese Literature 
  • Title: When Aboriginal Tribes Encountered Nations/Empires: The Task of Translating Puppet Flower 

Thursday 2 November, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Daisy Towers (PhD Candidate), University of Leeds
  • Title: The Renarration of Mercè Rodoreda: Exile, Trauma and Identity in Translation 

Wednesday 15 November, 4.00pm (Room TBC)

  • Speaker: Claire Storey (translator) and Federico Ivanier (author), Freelance translator and author 
  • Title: Translating Never Tell Anyone Your Name by Federico Ivanier, translated by Claire Storey

Thursday 23 November, 4.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speakers: Dr Yvonne Fowler (Freelance interpreter) 
  • Title: Public Service Interpreting 

Friday 1 December, 12.00pm (on Teams)

  • Speaker: Dr Feng Cui, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Title: Society, Language, and Translation: Observations and Reflections on the Translation Phenomenon in Singapore

Building Bridges between University Programmes and Translation Profession, Thursday 18 May 2023, 6.00-7.30pm - A great opportunity to meet with award-winning translators and leading translation agencies on campus!

LeCTIS Annual Lecture with Professor Anthony Pym, Tuesday 23 May 2023, 12.00-1.30pm - Online event via Microsoft Teams

LeCTIS 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)

LeCTIS 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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