JAVIER ADRADA DE LA TORRE
Research Interests: -Literary translation as source of inspiration for the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda, especially concerning his exile after Spanish civil war; Cernuda’s translational labour as a means of understanding his own transnational condition as a refugee; Cernuda’s translations of the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin and successive reinterpretations of Hölderlin’s texts.
-Intersemiotic translation of Lord Byron’s Manfred: A Dramatic Poem from literature to music, then to philosophy, and finally to politics: Friedrich Nietzsche’s musical representation of Byron’s Manfred; Byron’s Manfred’s echo in Nietzsche’s superhuman and will to power; Nazi misconstruction and manipulation of Nietzsche’s philosophy’s to justify Aryan race and German quest for power.
Research Interests: Laura Albertini is a PhD candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Italian at University of Leicester, in the UK. Her research interests include contemporary Italian travel writing, ethics, and ecocriticism. Her PhD project focuses on the relation between travel, travel writing, and ethics of place and landscape in the work of the Italian writer Paolo Rumiz, with primary interest in Rumiz’s reportages on Italy.
University of Liverpool, UK
Research interests: Translingual literature by authors of Afghanistani origin.
Research interests: Transnational and Hemispheric Literature; Luso-Brazilian Cultures; Comparative Literature; Translation; Poetry & Poetics; Walt Whitman
Bath Spa University, UK
Research interests: Intercultural communication through practice; music performance studies; composer-performer collaborations; rehearsal analysis; analysing creative processes across repertoires and genres; issues of aurality and inclusion explored through the relationship between education, music and the environment; re-thinking oral traditions through arts and ecology; reflexive approaches to music, nature and culture
Newcastle University, UK
Research interests: Lusophone modernism(s); Cosmopolitanism, gender, and sexual politics in modern and contemporary Lusophone literatures; Lusophone postcolonial studies; Race, gender, and modernity in the Portuguese-speaking world; Lusophone cinemas and the environment.
Research interests: Translation Studies, particularly intersemiotic translation/multimodality, translingualism and linguistic hybridity, knowledge transfer across linguistic/cultural boundaries, power and ideology
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
Research interests: History 17th-19th century, opera 18th-19th century, politics 17th-21st century, literature 17th-20th century, criminology 19th-21st century.
Lyon Catholic University, France
Research interests: I am particularly interested in the discursive and iconic representations of the intimate stranger in British contemporary discourses, whether it be the cosmopolitan intellectual (symbol of exile), the militant (between subversion of norms and inclusion in a protest tradition), or the local interpreter (influenced by his multiple allegiances).
My current research investigates the discourses on intercultural cohabitation and interaction during the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, through the analysis of British postcolonial practices and imaginations associated with local interpreters.
I explore the remapping of Britain’s symbolic and geopolitical borders against the backdrop of debates on multiculturalism and British identity (Britishness): the contemporary resurgence of imperial representations associated with spaces of exception constitutes a response to the attested existence of liminal spaces of belonging epitomized by the figures of insider-outsiders such as interpreters and exiles.
Research Interests: Cultural Studies, Indian Writing in English and Translation, Social history of dance in India, Gender
Research interests: Marie-Christine Boucher holds her B.A. and M.A. in German studies from Université de Montréal. She is now a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, where she is a member of the IPP ‘Literary and Cultural Studies’. Her current research interests revolve around transcultural and transnational German literature, the applications of translation theory in comparative literature and digital literary studies.
Research interests: What the humanities and cultural literacy in particular can and does contribute to technical subjects and occupations, especially engineering. Models and modelling are a topic of particular interest currently along with the translation of complex information from text to graphical media and then to physical objects. I also write on bioethics including on morphological change, human enhancement and disability, for example in OUP’s recent book Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement, and have published a number of short stories in Nature among other places.
PhD in Classics and MA in theatre. Research interests: reception of ancient myths in contemporary art, especially theatre; hybrid forms of art; transcultural transfer of ideas; comparative literature in Nature among other places.
Research interests: Cultural studies, urban studies, memory studies, museums, monuments, heritage
Research interests: The interrelation between contemporary art practices in Latin America and the Arab Countries which address social and political issue. Conflicts in the Mediterranean Area.
Research interests: I am interested in translation as an experiential process that involves the reader/spectator as active participant, or ‘spect-actor’. Recent publications on this process include ‘Entre l’audible et l’inaudible’ in Language – Literature – the Arts: A Cognitive-Semiotic Interface (2017) and an essay in POROI’s Special Issue on the Rhetoric of Translation (May 2017). I translate from French and Occitan and am also interested in surrealism, ekphrastic and found poetry. I am currently Honorary Secretary of the Cultural Literacy in Europe forum where I lead its Special Interest Group on Intersemiotic Translation. My most recent workshop, Wozu Image, co-led with artist Laura Gonzàlez, interacted with Minsk-based artist Sergey Shabohin’s photo exhibition Wozu Poesie, which I curated in Warsaw in May 2017 with the kind permission of Haus für Poesie, Berlin.
Research interests: My research uses art practice to engage and immerse people from different socio-cultural, academic and non-academic backgrounds in the complex issues of translation, language learning and more broadly transcultural communication. Placing equal value on theoretical and experiential knowledge, this transdisciplinary research employs a practice-based, sensory and participatory methodology to create text, sound, live, participatory artworks, projects and events that expand Tymoczko, Derrida, Bourdieu, Ricœur and Robinson’s theoretical discussions on socio-political, cultural, embodied aspects of linguistic translation. This dialogic and inter-relational encounters research seeks to expand our understanding and knowledge of the ‘performative turn’ in Cultural and Translation Studies, to explore the synergies and dissonance between art and translation, create new modes and models of research that will contribute to the growing area of practice-based research in both disciplines.
University of St Andrews
Lancaster University, UK
Research interests: Comparative cultural and literary studies
Research interests: I am currently researching a PhD in drawing. My research explores Heidegger’s interpretation of techne as a mode of knowing to drawing. I am interested in encounters with objects, Harman describes as human, non-human, natural, cultural, real or fictional in an artist-led pedagogical space. My research aims to explore a new way of understanding drawing, through encounters with objects where ‘technical’ proficiency loses its primacy to creativity. Central to this investigation will be to reconnect people who have come to believe they ‘can’t draw’, whose educational experiences have contributed to a particular perception of drawing valued for its precise adeptness and introduce them to new inclusive modes of drawing so that they feel they can in fact draw.
Research Interests: My dissertation, entitled “Reason Becomes Her” tackles famed crime novelist Agatha Christie’s mechanisms of representation. It is an attempt to reassess and challenge the presumption that qualifies men for the task of deduction and logic. Through this model, and beyond this dichotomy, I’m invested in the delineation of the structure of continuity within/along the lines of an imagined pre-feminism Feminist movement, and the projection of a contemporary one onto its past social, psychological and political character. I am also immersed in subjectivity and its unconscious capacity to manage the often-destabilizing intensities emerging from the mystical and the sacred. It is within those dispersed, multiplying and tangled elements of the self that a hierarchy surfaces, and that Art, in its normative and interpersonal forms is registered. I have done research on graphic novels and on video games as forms of hermeneutic art manifestations, an intermixture of the textual and the visual.
MODESTA DI PAOLA
Research interests: I have a research background in Art History and Cultural Visual Studies, especially related with Global art, Museology, Curatorial Studies and New Media Art. Since 2011, I have been focusing my investigations on visual translation, ethics of hospitality, and cosmopolitical aesthetics. With cosmopolitical aesthetics I refer to critical theories whose principles achieve a hospitable and responsible behaviour towards the world in its totality, social and natural (cosmopolitics)
Research Interests: She holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Modern Languages at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis on the poetry of Maria-Mercè Marçal was published by MHRA (2014). She combines teaching in this university with research on contemporary women’s poetry and gender studies. She is also a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages, a Fellow at the Centre for Catalan Studies and the Centre for Poetry at Queen Mary University of London. She translates women’s poetry Catalan, Spanish and English. As a poet she has published her first collection Bloody Roots/ Arrels sagnants London: Francis Boutle Publishers, 2017.
Research interests: History Art Women’s Rights
Research interests: My research explores ways of being alone and being together in and through the work of French writer and critic, Roland Barthes. In particular, I am asking questions about the kind of togetherness that is created in the act of reading, and how this compares to other kinds of being together in the world. I am currently working at pairing Barthes’s thought with ideas from the pragmatic strain of contemporary Anglo-American philosophy, namely Daniel Dennett and Richard Rorty, while also looking for useful links to affect theory as providing different ways of understanding togetherness.
University of Fribourg, Austria
Research interests: Global Education Policy and Discursive Practices; Internationalization of Higher Education; Pedagogy of Intercultural Communication; Relationship between culture, language and social practices; Migration
University of Passau &, University of Cologne, Germany
Research interests: My research interests are focused on transformative digital intermedia studies, using critical stepwise formalisation as a method for conceptual modelling of cultural heritage information. This is used as a tool for critical engagement with media differences, especially the relationships between texts and maps as media of communication. I am also engaged in theoretical studies of modelling in the humanities as well as beyond.
Research interests: Border Studies, Chicana/o Literature, American Indian Literature, American Modernist Fiction, Ethnic Identities, The Politics of Identity Formation, Ecocriticism, Visual Literacy, Narrative Consciousness
TANYA FERNÁNDEZ ESCUDERO
Research interests: Translation Studies, Literature, Discourse Analysis, Translation and Ideology.
MARIA TERESA FERREIRA
Research interests: Culture Studies; Literature & Film; Performative Studies; Translation Studies/ Intersemiotic Translation; Visual Literacy; Cultural Literacy.
Coming from the background of Human & Social Sciences (Compared Languages and Literatures), the candidate has always shown her interest for the theoretical field of Translation & Culture, mostly from an intersemiotic point of view. Thus, the domains of visual and cultural literacy have always been present. Also Gender Studies and Performance were seminal during her Master degree at Catholic University. There, she finished her PhD (curricular section) in Culture Studies, where the metaphors of ‘the cartographic gaze’ or ‘the scarred skin’ lied at the core of her research project. Her interest for the eclecticism of hybrid cultures and hyphenated identities is one of the reasons she decided to work on a both transcultural and transnational Canadian author. Michael Ondaatje’s visual textural and fluid writing allows for a comprehensive approach within the candidate’s preferential scientific domains: Literature, Film and Performance Studies (as Culture), anchored in a spatial, postcolonial theoretical framework.
Research Interests: I explore research into multilingualism as it is undertaken by contemporary artists and evaluate its potential for language pedagogy, test affordances of an art-centred, indigenous and multilingual investigation into multimodal and intra-modal translanguaging practices of contemporary artists and examine what (and how) we can learn about multilingualism from art that combines languages with other artistic means of expression
University College Dublin, Ireland
Research interests: Migrant Writing and Writers especially Lafcadio Hearn, M. Duras, JMG Le Clézio, Colette Fellous, Nancy Huston, Marie Cardinal, Dany Laferrière, Aimé Césaire, Saint-John Perse, Paul Morand. Translation.
GABRIEL GARCIA OCHOA
Monash University, Australia
Research interests: Cultural Literacy, Comparative Literature, Latin American Literature, World Literature, Jorge Luis Borges, Interdisciplinary, Global Studies.
Research interests: Modernism, Realism, Translation, Cultural Translation, Queer Theory and Gay history, Marxism, Poetics and Prosody, Cultural History, Political Economy
Research interests: Culture Studies, American Studies, Environmental Studies, Visual Culture, Literary Studies, Conflict and Catastrophe.
Research Interests: Printmaking: abstraction and techniques / Creativity: research and practice / Urban landscapes / The environment and social justice / The body and representations
Research interests: literary theory, world literature,
critical theory, translation, higher education,
Research interests: Perceptions of Japan, stereotyping, cultural literacy, area studies, teaching culture, orientalism, media
Research interests: My research interests are in media and gender, subject formations, the affective labour of media, postcolonial Europe.
Research interests: Contemporary urban narratives in France and the Francophone world; Political and literary representations of French banlieues and Brazilian favelas; Diaspora and representations of ethnic minorities; The city in contemporary literature, film and art; Migration, communities, multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism, otherness; Memory and identity in the Francophone world; Postcolonial and cultural studies; space, art, politics, social justice, marginality, stigmatisation; agonistic approaches to Co-Creation
MICHELE BOKOBZA KAHAN
Research interests: French Enlightenment, Theory of the Novel, Fiction and Testimony, Text and Context: Discourse Analysis, Women Writing
Research interests: Valuation studies, cultural studies, cultural policy and arts management
Research interests: Postcolonial trauma studies, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities
Research interests: As well as the traditional music of Korea, Hyelim is also interested in the modernisation of Korean culture, South Korean music, and theories of cultural nationalism and transformation.
Research interests: Cheyne Kirkpatrick’s interests and areas of research include second language acquisition, second language writing, English for specific purposes, global citizenship, business writing, and business administration.
Research interests: Melancholy, memory, cosmopolitanism, modernism, travel writing, contemporary Turkish literature, Mediterranean studies.
Research interests: migrations, migrant literature and culture, transnationalism, translation studies.
SOFÍA LACASTA MILLERA
University of Salamanca
Research interests: Translation Studies, Literary Studies, Translation History
Research interests: Event, trace, space, and subjectivity; rethinking practice as ‘process’ and ‘praxis’, as understood in contemporary art, visual culture, and Continental and Comparative philosophies.
Research interests: Hari Marini is an independent writer, performance maker, associate lecturer, and founding member of PartSuspended group. Her writing, practice and research are focused on poetics of spaces, performative architectures and women’s writing. Her bilingual book (Greek-English) entitled Διαδρομές της Paths of Her has been recently published (AΚΑΚΙΑ Publications, September 2019). Also, her work has been published in the academic journals Contemporary Theatre Review, Performance Research, Journal of Greek Media and Culture and Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics. She has presented work in the UK, USA, Greece, Czech Republic, Serbia and Spain. Since 2006, Hari has been delivering workshops both in the UK and Greece and has been teaching performance at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She holds a PhD in Performance from QMUL and an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from Central School of Speech and Drama (London), funded by the Hellenic Scholarships Foundation (IKY).
M. ROSARIO MARTÍN RUANO
University of Salamanca, Spain
Research interests: Translation and ideology, gender and post-colonial approaches to translation, cultural representation, identities in translation, translation and the media, legal and institutional translation
Research interests: Culture Studies, Film Studies, Visual Arts, Comparative Literature
Research interests: She obtained her Ph.D degree in 2012, with a dissertation on Tolstoy and Wittgenstein (FLUL). Her main research interests lie in literature, philosophy and religion, and in their intersections.
Research interests: Anna-Louise Milne is Director of Research at the University of London Institute in Paris where she is leads the Paris Centre for Migrant Writing and Expression. Her work is located at the intersection between urban sociology and cultural history, with a particular focus on changing practices in public space. Notable academic publications are a book on Jean Paulhan, an edited collection, May 68. Rethinking France’s Last Revolution (2011) and The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris (2013) and Contemporary Fiction in French (forthcoming in 2019). She also writes more experimentally in French from the vantage point of northern-east of Paris, with a book entitled 75 published by Gallimard in 2016 and a recent venture in collective writing with people in forced displacement in a series of one-off books called the Numimeserian Collection. She’s an active member of Quartiers Solidaires and works with the Pôle d’exploration des ressources urbaines (PEROU)
Research interests: Philosophy/Literature/Critical Theory/Cultural Studies. My research project aims at elaborating a theoretical notion of universal political belonging by focusing on the ways in which Italian thought and literature have engaged with discourse on the human-nonhuman question during the last forty years. The relevance of this work rests in how it unearths significant recent developments in Italian thinking, while offering models for the construction of a sense of global cohesion that avoids authoritarianism and naturally dismantles the occurrence of bigotry, xenophobia, and intolerance of different kinds.
Research interest: My fields of expertise are International Politics and Comparative Politics, although my interests extend beyond these areas to include questions of international gender politics and the negotiation of national and cultural identities—particularly in Russia. I am additionally interested in theories and practices of online education, focusing especially on the challenges and opportunities that inhere in efforts to internationalize online curricula. My research in this area addresses efforts to integrate a truly global perspective into online coursework without resorting to Western or even colonial perspectives. I am also interested in emerging efforts to create community engagement and experiential learning opportunities in a virtual realm.
Research interests: My research interests include Jewishness in modern and contemporary French and Italian literature, and I am interested in writers such as Albert Cohen, Marguerite Duras, Edmond Jabès, Elsa Morante, and Umberto Saba. I look at travel, migration, & exile as the result of historical change but also personal choice & how these movements form identity and ethical relations with the Other. Other areas of interest are cosmopolitanism and nationalism in relation to the plurality of Jewish identity.
Research interests: Polish emigration literature in 20. century
Research interests: I have a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies and am working on a monograph on Representations of Daughter-Father Desire in Contemporary Women’s Writing.
Research interests: I have a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies and am working on a monograph on Representations of Daughter-Father Desire in Contemporary Women’s Writing
Research interests: Visual anthropology
Research interests: Creativity; Design Methods; Cultural Studies; Communication Design
Research interests: I specialize in literary, cultural and postcolonial studies. My academic work, in particular, focuses on Black diasporic literature. I published over 20 articles on the contemporary African American and African Caribbean literature and culture, two textbooks about literary theory and the American history, and one monograph about magical realism in the contemporary African American prose. In the years, 2016-18 I was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at UCLan, UK. I also worked at De Gruyter as Managing Editor for the Open Access program on culture (for books and the journal: Open Cultural Studies https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/culture). I am also interested in academic publishing and will soon obtain MA in publishing from Oxford Brookes University.
ANNE VON PETERSDORFF
Research interests: human mobility, migration, tourism and travel, German settlements in Central and Latin America, cosmopolitanism, the representation of human mobility and the use of technology, collaborative filmmaking, feminist filmmaking, creative-academic approaches, artistic intervention, media literacy.
Research interests: My field of interests covers Literature, Theater and Translation, and my most recent research work focuses on the following topics: Antoine Berman, literary translation, translation theory, retranslation theory, translation history, translation and philosophy, translation and ethics, translation and politics, translation and conviviality, translation and decolonization.
Research interests: Cultural Literacy, Digital Humanities, multilingualism, comparative cultural studies, participant observation, immersive journalism, autoethnography, quality, idea of the university, the humanism and the humanities, Reformation, creativity, translations of psalms, empathy, quality in culture, the sublime, modern individualism, democracy, citizen journalism, iphonology.
Cardiff University, UK
Research interests: Translation Studies; Translation and Migration; Multilingualism; Mobility; Travel Writing
Birmingham City University, UK
Research interests: I am interested in pedagogical practices in refugee and migrant language and literacy education, particularly family literacy. Drawing on the New Literacy Studies Movement, my PhD explores literacies of motherhood and migration and cultural literacies within the family.
Research interests: Transcultural musicology, interdisciplinary, collaborative and applied approaches to ethnomusicology, music transcription, metaphoricity in music, musical endings.
Research interests: I am writing my doctoral dissertation thesis on Anglophone diasporic literature from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in relation to matters of cultural identity and representation. My research interests include World Literature, Post-Colonial Studies, Cultural Studies and Cultural Politics.
Research interests: German Literature (19th Century, Early Modern), Cultural Studies, Womens’ Writing, Fairy Tales and Folklore
ALISON RIBEIRO DE MENEZES
Research interests: Cultural memory, narrative and visual culture, Spain, Portugal, Chile, exile
Research interests: Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Globalization Studies and Political Theory.
Research interests: …Aside from working in the areas of second-language acquisition, transnationality, and adoption studies, I am currently producing a documentary film about Scandinavian adoptee artists from South Korea.
ÁNGELA SUÁREZ RODRÍGUEZ
Research interests: postcolonial literature, Afrodiasporic literature, women writers
Research interests: Classical antiquity; epic; Marxism; postcolonial studies
Research interests: I work in the fields of Discourse Analysis and Applied Linguistics, with an interest in contemporary subjects in the audiovisual, discourse and teaching, language teacher training and curriculum.
Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Research interests: Comparative literature & cultural studies (French, German, English), mainly 19c and 20c. Critical theory: gender, sexuality, psychoanalysis, the body, skin, the sense of touch. Also translation.
Research interests: History of translation; history of translation in Portugal; translation and migration (the case of Germany and the German language); translation and censorship.
Research interests: critical theory, aesthetics and politics, literature and the arts, modernism, Israel/Palestine, French literature, postcolonial studies, queer studies
Research interests: Chinese and East Asian contemporary art and visual culture; questions of public engagement and social collectivity in contemporary participatory, site-specific and community-based art projects; transnational feminist philosophy and theories; postcolonial studies; migration, diaspora, exile and ‘homemaking’ in modern and contemporary art.
Research interests: Art, minorities knowledge, education and ontological turn.
Research interests: Cultural literacy. Teaching and learning at the university. Women Literature and their voices.
Research interests: My current projects deal with (in)tangible landscapes of coexistence and its ruptures, i.e. of war, expulsion, flight, trauma. Cemeteries/monuments, archives and personal memories represent the focal point through which I reconstruct storyworlds of convivial/conflictual past, trauma, and absence. Situated at the crossroads of narratology, visual and historical anthropology, moving beyond the spaces mentioned above, I am interested in the ways a person deal and tell their experiences in the given context. Herewith, my particular interest lies in the possibilities of experiential and emotional translatability regardless of cultural, social and geographical frame. Together with the visual anthropologist Linda Paganelli, I am researching funeral laments and afterlives of the missing persons in the (post-)conflict areas of the Balkans and Palestine/Israel.
ORSOLA VANNOCCI BONSI
Research interests: My main area of interest is the relationship between cultural identity, conflict and politics and how it is translated into art. Alongside my studies, I am a free- lance curator, working with an international curatorial collective based in Lisbon, Da Luz Collective, which aims to show, enhance and illustrate new artworks and emerging artists in a perspective of “vision” and “visual” criticism, realising exhibitions, projections and other events.
University of Edinburgh
Research interests: Translation Studies, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender, Literature, Art, Music, Ideology, Literary Criticism
Research interests: Intercultural Sensitivity, Cultural exchanges online, Cultural and intercultural literacy, epistemologies of the Global South, post colonial literatures, educational programs on global studies.
King’s College London, UK
Research interests: migration and notions of ‘home’ in Europe, translation, intersemiotic translation, death as a cultural phenomenon
Research interests: comparative culture and comparative literature studies
Research Interests: I am largely a print-based writer and literacy researcher but my work, study, and activism cuts across media and platforms. For me, it is very exciting to see how technology has empowered emergent voices to be seen and heard in new and different ways. In addition, in children’s books and media, I enjoy creating and exploring how such artifacts surface culture and afford marginalized communities and groups new pathways to access, equity, and inclusion, all while bolstering reading and literacy development. In the future, I seek to conduct quantitative research related to culturally relevant literature and pedagogy, and to promote children’s books and content that I, and those in my community create.
Research interests: I am a literary and cultural historian working on early modern Europe, especially France, c. 1500-1700. My main fields of research include: translation as a tool of cultural and political transformation; the history of the book and of literacy in early modern Europe; the history of medicine and particularly of women’s reproductive medicine. I am the author of a number of monographs, edited scholarly editions and translations, and of some forty articles / chapters in books. I also value knowledge exchange work and dialogue with present-day health-practitioners: see http://birth.mml.ox.ac.uk/.
Research interests: contemporary British fiction; cosmopolitanism