Friday, 2 June 2023

In February 2023, Dr Cecilia Benaglia from the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics was awarded a Charlemont Grant from the Royal Irish Academy for her project titled ''Women Writers-Mediators in the 20th Century: Michèle Causse, Feminist Translator''. The grant will enable Dr Benaglia to visit the Swiss literary archives in Bern which hosts documents pertaining the works of Michèle Causse and Alice Ceresa, including their correspondence. This study is part of a broader research project exploring the transnational circulation of literary texts and discourses in the second half of the 20th century, with a focus on the female agents (writers, publishers, translators or critics of foreign literature) who made these transfers possible.