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Professors Lawrence Venuti and Karen Van Dyck on campus in October

The Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority is pleased to be welcoming two distinguished academic visitors to Warwick campus between October 24 and 27: Professor Karen Van Dyck, Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature at Columbia University, and Professor Lawrence Venuti, Professor of English at Temple University. Staff, students and the general public are warmly invited to join us for the public events listed below. Please contact Chantal Wright at C.M.Wright@warwick.ac.uk with any queries.

An interactive map of Warwick campus can be found at the following link: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/interactive/

“Migration, Translingualism, Translation”, a lecture by Professor Karen Van Dyck

Tuesday 24 October, 5 to 6.30 p.m. Room: A0.28 Millburn House (in Film and TV Studies, located on the Kirby Corner Road side of the Millburn House complex), followed by drinks.

“Translating Proverbs: The Instrumentalism of Conventional Wisdom”, a lecture by Professor Lawrence Venuti

Wednesday 25 October, 5 to 6.30 p.m. Room: A0.28 Millburn House (in Film and TV Studies, located on the Kirby Corner Road side of the Millburn House complex), followed by drinks.

Translation Matters: The Current State of Translation Studies. A professorial roundtable with Professor Lawrence Venuti (Temple), Emeritus Professor Jean Boase-Beier (UEA), Professor Michelle Bolduc (Exeter) and Professor Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff).

Friday 27 October, 2.15 to 4 p.m. Room: R0.03 Ramphal Building, Library Road, central campus.

For more information, visit our Translation at Warwick webpage.


The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018

The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018 rankings were published recently, and the department continues its strong performance in national and international league tables. For Creative Writing, the department's Warwick Writing Programme is ranked at number 1 in the UK. For English, we are 10th, and for Theatre Studies (categorised as Drama, Dance and Cinematics), 6th.

Other Warwick departments with joint degrees with English have also performed strongly, including modern languages (French, German, Italian, Iberian Studies), Classics, Philosophy, and History. For the full details, please see here.


Congratulations to Will Eaves - shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2017

Congratulations to Will Eaves who has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2017 for his book - Murmur.

The results will be announced on 3rd October and you can listen live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row from 7.15pm.

Good luck to Will!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3Dw7Lmmz1PWZCG7Vcym1stt/announcing-the-2017-award-shortlist

Tue 19 September 2017, 11:23

"Ira Aldridge: Against Prejudice" : an event at the Globe Theatre, London, 19th September

Against Prejudice: A celebration of Ira Aldridge

Thursday 19 September, 7 pm, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Join us for a celebration of Ira Aldridge, with a staged reading and panel discussion of Against Prejudice: Ira Aldridge Theatre Manager- 1828 led by Tony Howard

More information and link to the ticket office - warwick.ac.uk/thisiscov

Wed 13 September 2017, 10:33 | Tags: Theatre Studies, Staff, Shakespeare, Public Event

Warwick Prize for Women in Translation featured in The Guardian

Department colleague Dr. Chantal Wright has been discussing the under-representaton of women in translation, and how the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation is trying to address it. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/31/lost-to-translation-how-english-readers-miss-out-on-foreign-women-writers

Fri 01 September 2017, 08:52 | Tags: Translation studies, Media

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