Public lecture: Prof Susan Bassnett

Public lecture: Prof Susan Bassnett

The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick is delighted to invite you to a public lecture by Prof Susan Bassnett
 
PERFORMING TRANSLATIONS 
 
Monday 10th November at 4pm, room tbc 
 
ORGANIZED BY THE MA IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CENTRE FOR APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES
 
ALL WELCOME!
 
Susan Bassnett  is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick where she served for 10 years as pro-vice-chancellor. In 2007, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and is internationally regarded as one of the very top scholars in Comparative Literature worldwide. She is external examiner of the MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Limerick. Susan Bassnett was educated in several European countries which gave her a grounding in diverse languages and cultures.  She has lectured in universities around the world and began her academic career in Italy, moving via the United States to the University of Warwick. She is one of the leading international figures and a founding scholar in Translation Studies.  Her research interests include comparative and world literature, theatre history, English poetry. 
Susan Bassnett is author of over 20 books, most recently Translation (The New Critical Idiom, Routledge 2013). Her Translation Studies (4th Ed. 2002), which first appeared in 1980, has remained consistently in print and has become the most important textbook around the world in the expanding field of Translation Studies. Other recent publications include: 

  • Political Discourse, Media and Translation, ed. Cristina Schaeffner and Susan Bassnett (Newcastle upon Tyne; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) 
  • Ted Hughes (Northcote Press, 2009) 
  • Translation in Global News, with Esperança Bielsa, (Routledge, 2008)
  • The Translator as Writer ed. Susan Bassnett and Peter Bush (London and New York; Continuum, 2006)