We have a wide range of research interests and expertise. Research strengths include:

  • Literary translation and reception
  • Adaptation 
  • Translation stylistics 
  • Corpus-based translation studies 
  • Translation history 
  • Bible translation 
  • Translation and popular culture 
  • Gender and translation

Staff are engaged both individually and collaboratively in cutting-edge research. For example, conference panels jointly organised by Angela Kershaw and Gabriela Saldanha resulted in the publication in 2013 of a special issue of the journal Translation Studies entitled 'Global Landscapes of Translation'. Our members are involved in cross-institutional research projects such as the AHRC-funded 'Holocaust Writing and Translation' network and the Birmingham-Bristol-Cardiff 'Adaptation, Recreation, Translation' group. Members are on the editorial and advisory boards of a range of book and journal series, including Birmingham Modern Greek Translations, New Voices in Translation Studies, inTRAlinea, and ELR journal.

We have a regular programme of research seminars and organise an annual Translation Studies Research Forum featuring a guest lecture by a distinguished scholar. Speakers at the Forum to date have been Professor Theo Hermans, Professor Susan Bassnett and Professor Michael Cronin.