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Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies

We organise regular seminars and conferences. Most are open to everyone interested in translation. This is subject to change at short notice. If you are an external visitor, please telephone the School of Arts office: 0116 252 2620 to confirm before you travel.

Seminar Series 2017-18

Semester One

Venue: All seminars will take place in the George Porter Building, Lecture Theatre C, University of Leicester, with the exception of the seminar on Thursday 23 November which will take place in the Belvoir Park Lounge, 2nd Floor, Charles Wilson Building

Time: 4.30-6.00pm

EventSpeakerDate
Why does language matter to translation?

Professor Kirsten Malmkjӕr

University of Leicester

Thursday 12 October 2017
The role of interpreters in history: Analysis of several major historical events in early Sino-British contact

Dr Binhua Wang

University of Leeds

Thursday 19 October 2017
Factors influencing the translator’s choice of foreignization and domestication in the translation into Arabic of neologisms and idioms in the Harry Potter series

Alshaymaa Alharbi

University of Leicester

Thursday 26 October 2017
Early modern Latin: Imagined community or universal language?

Professor Sarah Knight

University of Leicester

Thursday 2 November 2017
History of translation and Euclid’s Elements

Professor Myriam Salama-Carr

University of Manchester

Thursday 16 November 2017

Journeys in Translation

The University of Leicester’s Centre for Translation Studies (LeCTIS) in association with the University of Sanctuary initiative and the Leicester Migration Network

A mini reception to follow until 6.00pm

Please note this seminar will take place in the Belvoir Park Lounge, 2nd Floor, Charles Wilson

Poets and translators who will be taking part include Ambrose Musiyiwa, Elvire Roberts, Liz Byfield, and Pam Thompson

Thursday 23 November 2017
A multi-faith, multilingual, and multimodal study: Translations in St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Dr Michelle Min-Hsiu Liao

Herriot-Watt University

Thursday 30 November 2017
Hermeneutics for translators; or, cultural translation in action

Dr Sarah Maitland

Goldsmiths, University of London

Thursday 7 December 2017

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