Languages and Translation Studies (LTS)/Institute for the Study of Language and Society (ISLS) Research Seminars 2010-11

All sessions take place in MB 753 on Wednesdays at 4.30 pm unless stated otherwise

Teaching period one

20 Oct       

Dr. des. Jörg Albrecht, DAAD Writer in residence
Reading & Workshop MB 759 5.30pm

3 Nov         

Prof Gertrud Reershemius, Aston University
Reconstructing the past? Linguistic  landscapes and regional identity. 

10 Nov      

Prof Christina Schäffner, Aston University
Media Representations of Translation & Interpreting 

17 Nov                       

Kevin O’Reilley
Workshop on funding opportunities  

24 Nov 

Prof. Nicholas Saul, University of Durham
The Dark Side of Modernity: Wilhelm Bölsche, Darwinism, Evolutionary Aesthetics and Spiritualism 

1 Dec              

Dr Severine Hubscher-Davidson, Aston University
Emotionally intelligent translators: a challenge for translation theory & practice

Teaching Period Two  

12 Jan           

Prof Robert Weninger, Kings College London
Joyce, DADA & Co: Modernist ConInfluences  

19 Jan          

Dr Uwe Schütte, Aston University
Death to the enemies of the revolution! – Heiner Müller’s Versuchs­reihe with Nathaniel McBride, London: On Translating Müller’s Versuchsreihe  

2 Feb              

Prof Raymond Kuhn, QMUL
Les médias, c’est moi.’ President Sarkozy and media (mis-) management 

9 Feb              

Prof Sarah Colvin, University of Birmingham
Germany's 1968 and the justification of violence  

16 Feb           

Concha Garcia (Instituto Cervantes-funded)
Poetry Reading & Workshop  

23 Feb           

Dr Angela Kershaw, University of Birmingham
Reading Némirovsky now: WW II in contemporary French fiction 

2 March           

Dr Melani Schröter, Reading University
Conspicuous by absence: Silence and concealment in political discourse 

3 March           

Professor Heinz-Peter Preusser, University of Bremen
German Foundational Myths – a European and Transcultural Reading (Room MB737 4pm) 

9 Mar             

Dr Zoe Petitt, University of Greenwich
Audiovisual translation: subtitling and dubbing a multimodal text  

23 Mar           

Prof Graham H. Turner, Heriot-Watt University
He said, she said, we said: Co-constructing interpreted talk

30 Mar           

Prof Alistair Cole, University of Cardiff
The French Socialist Party and its radical ambiguity 

6 April           

Prof Jonathan Charteris Black, Univeristy of the West of England
Math, Metaphor & the Blending of Rhetorical Traditions in Obama’s Oratory

18 May           

Dr Mónica Jato, University of Birmingham
Cecilia G. de Guilarte in War and Exile

For more information on LTS research seminars please contact Dr Uwe Schütte