World famous Translation Studies scholar Susan Bassnett becomes Honorary Professor

Susan Bassnett, one of the leading figures internationally in the field of Translation Studies, has accepted an Honorary Professorship at the University of Birmingham.

Professor Bassnett is the author of a number of key works in the discipline, including the seminal textbook Translation Studies (4th edn 2013). She has also (co-)written or edited Translation, History and Culture (1990), Constructing Cultures: Essays on Literary Translation (1996), Postcolonial Translation: Theory and Practice (1998), The Translator as Writer (2006), Translation in Global News (2008), Political Discourse, Media and Translation (2010) and, most recently, Translation, in the Routledge New Critical Idiom series (2013). Professor Bassnett will be Honorary Director of the new Birmingham Centre for Translation.