Biography

I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick, where I currently coordinate final year modules in Spanish (SP4147/8 and SP4247/8).

I completed my PhD in Translation Studies, a corpus-based approach to the translation of Galician narrative into English, at University College Cork in 2022. My work was awarded the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Publication Prize in 2022 and I am currently working on my forthcoming monograph Translation Landscapes: Contemporary Galician Fiction in English, to be published with Legenda in 2023.

I have also collaborated extensively with Dr Olga Castro on research related to flows of literary translation and cultural diplomacy in minoritized cultures, first as a research assistant and collaborator in the British Academy/Leverhulme-funded project "Stateless Cultures in Translation: the case of 21st century Basque, Catalan and Galician Literatures in the UK", and subsequently as academic partner in the project "Changing the translation landscape from multilingual Spain: Cultural Diplomacy and the UK publishing market", which looked at the staging of multilingualism in Spain at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2022 in partnership with the Spanish Ministry of Culture. As part of our ongoing collaboration, we also published a special issue on "Crossing Borders in Translation and Interpreting Studies" for Galicia 21. Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies (2019).

Besides my work as a scholar and lecturer, I have been a translator for the creative industries for the past 10 years, mostly focusing on video game translation. I am currently developing my second research project, which will combine my academic and professional experience to focus on the use of video games (and their translations) for minority/minoritized language learning and engagement.

Research Interests

My main research interests include translation and ideology, cultural representation, translation in non-hegemonic cultures, video game translation and localization and the role of translation in the construction of identities in a global world, as well as the application of corpus-based methodologies to the study of texts (including multimodal production) and their translations.

I am actively looking for collaborations in these areas, particularly in relation to literary and video game translation/localization in the context of minority and minoritized cultures. If you are interested, please do get in touch at laura.linares@ul.ie. I also welcome expressions of interest for MA and PhD projects in these areas.

Professional Activities

Education

  • 2022 University College Cork - PhD
  • 2017 University College Cork - Postgraduate Certificate
  • 2016 University College Cork - MRes
  • 2010 Universidade de Vigo - BA

Award

  • 2022 - Publication Award
  • 2018 - Rising Star Scholarchip
  • 2017 - PG Excellence Scholarship
  • 2017 - IRC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2015 - PG scholarship
  • 2010 - Undergraduate final-year project scholarship

Employment

  • 2022 University of Limerick - Lecturer (below the bar)
  • 2017 University College Cork - Lecturer (part-time)
  • 2014 University College Cork - 'Lectora' in Galician Studies /Deputy Director of the Irish Centre for Galician Studies

Association

  • 2019 Member, European Society for Translation Studies
  • 2017 Member, Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Member, ATRAE - Asociación de Traducción y Adaptación Audiovisual de España

Language

  • Spanish
  • Galician
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Outreach

  • An online public engagement event in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes London.
  • Public engagement and knowledge exchange event in collaboration with the Consello da Cultura (Galician Culture Council)

Research Collaborators

  • Olga Castro - Joint Publication - University of Warwick -England

Peer Reviewed Journals

2023

Institutional desires, individual endeavours: Contemporary Galician narrative in English translation

Linares, Laura (2023) Institutional desires, individual endeavours: Contemporary Galician narrative in English translation. International Journal of Iberian Studies :313-322

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2021

Translating the literatures of stateless cultures in Spain: translation grants and institutional support at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Castro, Olga and Linares, Laura (2021) Translating the literatures of stateless cultures in Spain: translation grants and institutional support at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Perspectives: Studies In Translation Theory And Practice

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Books

2024

[In preparation] Translation Landscapes: Contemporary Galician Fiction in English

Linares, Laura (2024) [In preparation] Translation Landscapes: Contemporary Galician Fiction in English. Oxford : Legenda

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Book Chapters

2023

[Forthcoming] Galician World Literature? Born-translated fiction and the construction of Galician culture in English

Linares, Laura (2023) [Forthcoming] Galician World Literature? Born-translated fiction and the construction of Galician culture in English. New York : Routledge New Diasporic Reflections on Galician Culture and Literature: Beyond Sentidiño

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2020

Plácido Castro e a tradución das Rubáiyát de Omar Kháyyám

Linares, Laura (2020) Plácido Castro e a tradución das Rubáiyát de Omar Kháyyám. Santiago de Compostela : Consello da Cultura Galega Vocacións e ideais de Plácido Castro

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2012

La interpretación en las notarías

Fernández, Lucía; Linares, Laura and Vega, Alicia (2012) La interpretación en las notarías. Vigo : Universidade de Vigo Traducción e interpretación en los servicios públicos y asistenciales de Galicia

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Edited Books

2019

Translational Encounters. Crossing Borders in Galician and Translation and Interpreting Studies

(2019) Translational Encounters. Crossing Borders in Galician and Translation and Interpreting Studies. Bangor/Cork : Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies

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2016

Verbas atlánticas. Poesía inglesa, escocesa e irlandesa traducida por Plácido Castro

(2016) Verbas atlánticas. Poesía inglesa, escocesa e irlandesa traducida por Plácido Castro. Cambados : Fundación Plácido Castro

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Other Journals

2021

Bridge building or armchair traveling? The reception of the English translations of Manuel Rivas and Domingo Villar

Linares, Laura (2021) Bridge building or armchair traveling? The reception of the English translations of Manuel Rivas and Domingo Villar. Viceversa. Revista Galega de Tradución

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2019

Transnational Encounters: Crossing Borders in Galician Translation and Interpreting Studies

Castro, Olga and Linares, Laura (2019) Transnational Encounters: Crossing Borders in Galician Translation and Interpreting Studies. Galicia 21.

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

2022

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) Annual Conference

Linares, Laura (2022) Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) Annual Conference.

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2022

I encontro de alumnado de doutoramento

Linares, Laura (2022) I encontro de alumnado de doutoramento.

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2021

Current Trends in Research on Spain, Portugal, and Latin America

Castro, Olga and Linares, Laura (2021) Current Trends in Research on Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

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2021

Reading in Translation: Approaches to the Study and Reception of Translated Literature

Laura, Linares (2021) Reading in Translation: Approaches to the Study and Reception of Translated Literature.

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2019

Simposio Vocacións e ideais de Plácido Castro

Linares, Laura (2019) Simposio Vocacións e ideais de Plácido Castro.

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2019

European Society of Translation Studies Congress

Linares, Laura (2019) European Society of Translation Studies Congress.

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2019

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) Annual Conference

Castro, Olga and Linares, Laura (2019) Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI) Annual Conference.

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2019

TCWorld Conference

Linares, Laura (2019) TCWorld Conference.

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2018

1st Annual APTIS (Association of Programmes of Translation and Interpreting Studies) Conference

Linares, Laura; Muñoz Gómez, Estefanía and Neville, Craig (2018) 1st Annual APTIS (Association of Programmes of Translation and Interpreting Studies) Conference.

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2018

Digital Humanities Colloquium

Linares, Laura (2018) Digital Humanities Colloquium.

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2018

DARIAH Conference: Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs

Linares, Laura and Neville, Craig (2018) DARIAH Conference: Embedding Digital Literacies in HEIs.

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2017

Translation, Conflict and Memory

Linares, Laura (2017) Translation, Conflict and Memory.

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Published Reports

2021

Developing a new Industry-University Sinergy in an AI-driven Language Service Industry

Linares, Laura and Muñoz Gómez, Estefanía (2021) Developing a new Industry-University Sinergy in an AI-driven Language Service Industry. Seattle : Globalization and Localization Association

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2019

Conclusións e propostas de acción das xornadas "A internacionalización da literatura galega en tradución ao inglés: novas oportunidades perante un mercado editorial británico en apertura"

Castro, Olga and Linares, Laura (2019) Conclusións e propostas de acción das xornadas "A internacionalización da literatura galega en tradución ao inglés: novas oportunidades perante un mercado editorial británico en apertura". Santiago de Compostela : Consello da Cultura Galega

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

2018

Review of 'Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations' by Mastropierro, Lorenzo (2018) London/New York: Bloomsbury

Linares, Laura (2018) Review of 'Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations' by Mastropierro, Lorenzo (2018) London/New York: Bloomsbury. : Journal of Corpus and Discourse Analysis 1(1), pp. 1-5

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2018

Review of 'Fictional Translators: Rethinking Translation through Literature' by Arrojo, Rosemary (2018) London/New York: Routledge

LInares, Laura (2018) Review of 'Fictional Translators: Rethinking Translation through Literature' by Arrojo, Rosemary (2018) London/New York: Routledge. : New Voices in Translation Studies, 18, pp. 84-88

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2018

Review of 'Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan and Galician Poetry' by Palacios, Manuela (ed.) (2017) Ennistymon: Salmon Poetry

Linares, Laura (2018) Review of 'Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan and Galician Poetry' by Palacios, Manuela (ed.) (2017) Ennistymon: Salmon Poetry. : Poetry Ireland Review 124, pp. 61-63.

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2017

Review of 'Historia das historias de Galicia' by Dubert, Isidro (ed.) (2016) Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia.

Linares, Laura (2017) Review of 'Historia das historias de Galicia' by Dubert, Isidro (ed.) (2016) Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia.. : Boletín Galego de Literatura 50(1), pp. 23-28.

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2017

Review of 'Peripheral Visions/Global Sounds. From Galician to the World' by Colmeiro, José (2017) Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Linares, Laura (2017) Review of 'Peripheral Visions/Global Sounds. From Galician to the World' by Colmeiro, José (2017) Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.. : Galicia 21. Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies, Issue G (16-17), pp. 110-113.

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2015

Review of 'Literaturas extranjeras y desarrollo cultural. Hacia un cambio de paradigma en la traducción literaria gallega' by Fernández Rodríguez, Áurea; Galanes Santos, Iolanda; Luna Alonso, Ana ....

Linares, Laura (2015) Review of 'Literaturas extranjeras y desarrollo cultural. Hacia un cambio de paradigma en la traducción literaria gallega' by Fernández Rodríguez, Áurea; Galanes Santos, Iolanda; Luna Alonso, Ana ..... : Galicia 21. Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies, Issue F (14-15), pp. 103-107.

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Other Publications

2022

A tradución da cultura galega ao inglés: internacionalización ou performance?

Linares, Laura (2022) A tradución da cultura galega ao inglés: internacionalización ou performance?. : Revista Clara Corbelhe

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2018

Review of 'Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations' by Mastropierro, Lorenzo (2018) London/New York: Bloomsbury

Linares, Laura (2018) Review of 'Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations' by Mastropierro, Lorenzo (2018) London/New York: Bloomsbury. : Journal of Corpus and Discourse Analysis 1(1), pp. 1-5

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2018

Review of 'Fictional Translators: Rethinking Translation through Literature' by Arrojo, Rosemary (2018) London/New York: Routledge

LInares, Laura (2018) Review of 'Fictional Translators: Rethinking Translation through Literature' by Arrojo, Rosemary (2018) London/New York: Routledge. : New Voices in Translation Studies, 18, pp. 84-88

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2018

Review of 'Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan and Galician Poetry' by Palacios, Manuela (ed.) (2017) Ennistymon: Salmon Poetry

Linares, Laura (2018) Review of 'Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan and Galician Poetry' by Palacios, Manuela (ed.) (2017) Ennistymon: Salmon Poetry. : Poetry Ireland Review 124, pp. 61-63.

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2017

Review of 'Historia das historias de Galicia' by Dubert, Isidro (ed.) (2016) Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia.

Linares, Laura (2017) Review of 'Historia das historias de Galicia' by Dubert, Isidro (ed.) (2016) Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia.. : Boletín Galego de Literatura 50(1), pp. 23-28.

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2017

Review of 'Peripheral Visions/Global Sounds. From Galician to the World' by Colmeiro, José (2017) Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Linares, Laura (2017) Review of 'Peripheral Visions/Global Sounds. From Galician to the World' by Colmeiro, José (2017) Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.. : Galicia 21. Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies, Issue G (16-17), pp. 110-113.

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2015

Review of 'Literaturas extranjeras y desarrollo cultural. Hacia un cambio de paradigma en la traducción literaria gallega' by Fernández Rodríguez, Áurea; Galanes Santos, Iolanda; Luna Alonso, Ana ....

Linares, Laura (2015) Review of 'Literaturas extranjeras y desarrollo cultural. Hacia un cambio de paradigma en la traducción literaria gallega' by Fernández Rodríguez, Áurea; Galanes Santos, Iolanda; Luna Alonso, Ana ..... : Galicia 21. Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies, Issue F (14-15), pp. 103-107.

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