Find a research supervisor in translation studies

Staff in the Department of Modern Languages who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of translation studies.

Dr Monica Borg

Lecturer in Italian Studies
Educational Enhancement Fellow (CEEF) College of Arts and Law (CAL)
Associate Lecturer, The Open University

  • Modernism and the discourses of subversion (comparative approaches)
  • Translation studies (especially history of translation)
  • Technology-assisted teaching and learning
  • Language pedagogy

Dr Hilary Brown

Dr Hilary Brown

Lecturer in Translation Studies

  • Cultural history of C17 and C18 Europe
  • Anglo-German cultural relations
  • History of translation
  • Literary translation
  • Gender and translation
  • Women intellectuals pre-1900, particularly women translators

Dr Anissa Daoudi

Dr Anissa Daoudi

Lecturer in Arabic and Translation Studies
Language Co-ordinator for Arabic

  • Translation and new media, with particular reference to the Arabic-speaking region
  • Translation and popular culture
  • Gender and language use in the context of translation

Dr Sofia Malamatidou

Dr Sofia Malamatidou

Lecturer in Translation Studies

  • corpus-based translation studies in general
  • translation and language change (esp. use of diachronic corpora in translation studies)
  • translation of tourism texts
  • translation of visual material

Dr Gideon Nisbet

Dr Gideon Nisbet

Reader in Classics

I teach and research in Greek and Latin literature, particularly epigram and Greek writers in the Roman Empire; ancient books on papyrus; and the reception of classical antiquity in modern culture.

Dr Isobel Palmer

Lecturer in Russian

  • Russian poetry (19th-21st Century)
  • Russian Formalism and literary theory
  • Comparative modernisms
  • (Modernist) performance culture  
  • Thaw culture
  • Urban humanities
  • Intersections between literature and new media

Dr Natalia (Natasha) Rulyova

Dr Natalia (Natasha) Rulyova

Lecturer in Russian

  •  20th Century Russian poetry (Joseph Brodsky's poetry and auto-translations)
  • Genre and translation

Dr Gabriela Saldanha

Dr Gabriela Saldanha

Lecturer

  • Translational stylistics
  • The circulation, marketing and reception of translated fiction
  • Transcultural reading practices
  • The translation of South American literature into English
  • Gender identity and translation
  • Art practice and translation
  • The application of new methods to translation studies research

Professor Diana Spencer

Professor Diana Spencer

Professor of Classics
Dean of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences (2014-2018; 2019-)

  • Latin literature and cultural identity (first centuries BCE/CE)
  • The city of Rome in ancient and modern literature and culture
  • Translation in ancient Rome, and translation of Latin texts
  • Reception of Rome in historical fiction

Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos

Senior Lecturer in Classics

  • Roman poetry
  • Reception of classical culture and literature in contemporary film and literature.

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor Michael Toolan

Professor of English Language
Study Abroad Tutor for School of EDACS

  • Corpus-aided stylistics
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Narratology
  • Literariness

Dr Xiaohui Yuan

Lecturer in Interpreting and Translation Studies

  •  Intercultural pragmatics in translation and interpreting
  • Interpreter’s roles and neutrality
  • User response to translated texts and audio-visual translation
  • Using translation and interpreting in mediation, and cultural influence on mediation.

Modern languages staff research supervision areas