Upcoming events

The School of Modern Languages holds a variety of events, from research seminars to conferences, workshops to talks with leading literary figures. All listed events are open to staff, students and members of the public unless otherwise stated.

Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies

Date Speaker Title Preview
4 May 2018 Dr Emma Staniland The Legacy of 1968 in Latin America: Workshop The first installment of our 1968 Symposium event. A key aim of this workshop is to facilitate articulations of the ways in which academia, and the critical thinking that resides at its heart, touch base with the subjective and the personal.
17 May 2018 Marta Sanz Pre-Symposium event with Spanish author Marta Sanz The second installment of our 1968 Symposium event. Marta will be visiting the University of Leicester to speak on the subject of the body in, and as political discourse, a recurring theme in her literary work.
18 May 2018 Dr Mariano Mestman The Legacy of 1968 in Latin America: Making the Personal Political This symposium concludes the three-day event which begins with a workshop on 4 May 2018 and the pre-symposium event on 17 May 2018.

Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies

Seminar Series 2017/18

All seminars will take place in the George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre C from 4:30 – 6:00pm


Date Speaker Title Workplace



Prof. Kirsten Malmkjær

Why does language matter to translation?


University of Leicester



Dr Binhua Wang


The role of interpreters in history: Analysis of several major historical events in early Sino-British contact

University of Leeds



Alshaymaa Alharbi

Factors influencing the translator's choice of Foreignization and Domestication in the translation into Arabic of neologisms and idioms in the Harry Potter series

University of Leicester




Prof. Sarah Knight

Early modern Latin: Imagined community or universal language?

University of Leicester




READING WEEK - no seminar






Prof. Myriam Salama-Carr

History of translation and Euclid's Elements

University of Manchester




Rosalind Harvey

Down the rabbit hole: A (practical) journey into literary translation

University of Warwick



Dr Michelle Min-Hsiu Liao

A multi-faith, multilingual, and multimodal study: Translations in St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Herriot-Watt University



Dr Sarah Maitland

Hermeneutics for translators; or, cultural translation in action

Goldsmiths, University of London

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