Research

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. Angela Kershaw and Gabriela Saldanha have recently (2013) published a special issue of the journal Translation Studies entitled 'Global Landscapes of Translation'. Together with Danielle Fuller, they are involved in setting up a project on Transcultural Reading which looks at the reception of translated literature and literature in languages other than in English among readers in the West Midlands. Our members are involved in international and cross-institutional research projects such as the AHRC-funded 'Holocaust Writing and Translation' network; the Birmingham-Bristol-Cardiff 'Adaptation, Recreation, Translation' group, and the European Comparable and Parallel Corpora.

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, ELR journal andTranslation and Translanguaging in a Multilingual Context.

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.