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IV International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions, Conference Series

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Start: Oct 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

*** NEW Venue *** University College London, UK

Dates: 3 –4 October 2014

JFIGS Friday Forum: Interdisciplinarity

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 The next JFIGS Friday Forum will focus on Interdisciplinarity, with talks from Martin Holbraad, Mary Fulbrook and Stephanie Bird, amongst others. To book your place, please visit the JFIGS Friday Forum page.

Ancient Rome on Film to be available to MA Film students in 2014-2015

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We are pleased to announce that two modules on Ancient Rome on Film, run by the UCL Department of Greek and Latin, will be available to MA Film Studies students in 2014-2015.

Lee Grieveson wins BAFTSS award

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BAFTSS

Dr Lee Grieveson, Reader in Film Studies, has won theBritish Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies award for Best Essay in a Refereed Journal for 2013-2014. The essay is called "The Work of Film in the Age of Fordist Mechanisation."

Student Choice Teaching Awards

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UCLU is delighted to launch this year's Student Choice Teaching Awards.

The Awards have been entirely developed by students - students made the criteria, created the name and will make up the entirety of the judging panel. They have been developed in partnership with UCL and will be awarded with the Provost Teaching Awards.

Funded Masters-Level Study in China

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As part of UCL’s recently signed MoU with Zhejiang University (ZJU), there are two fully funded scholarships available to study at ZJU for a Masters degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies, taught in English.

Erasmus Exchange with University of Bayreuth

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CMII has established an Erasmus exchange programme with the University of Bayreuth for all of its students. 

Reading and Reception Seminars Spring Term Programme announced

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The Spring Term programme for the Reading and Reception Studies Seminars has now been confirmed.

UCL Students win 2013 Arthur Terry Prize in Comparative Literature

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The Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize, awarded annually by the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA), recognises work of outstanding merit at Master’s level. This year's jury, which was comprised of members of the BCLA Executive Committee, has evaluated twenty-seven entries from a range of institutions across the UK.

FIGS Research Funding

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The application details and deadline for the FIGS Research Scholarships have been announced. There are five awards of £5,000 each. The UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities webpage Postgraduate Research Studentships gives further details.

Wolfson Scholarships

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The Wolfson Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on their chosen field.

CHIRP Small Research Grants Scheme

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CHIRP (Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects) invites applications to its Small Research Grants Scheme, for grants of up to £5000.

Tagore Studentships

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The Centre for Multidisciplinary Intercultural Inquiry is pleased to announce the Tagore Studentships for 2014-2015. There are six studentships, each of £5,000.

Joint FIGS Application Deadlines

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The deadline for applications to Joint FIGS is Friday 17th January.

Applications are invited for up to £1,500 the following sources of funding:

CenTraS Seminars: Marketing Translated Literature: Translation As Armchair Travelling

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Start: Mar 4, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Gabriela Saldanha, Birmingham University

CenTraS Seminars: The Challenge of Video Game Localisation

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Start: May 6, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: May 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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Speaker: Dr Miguel Bernal-Merino, Roehampton University, London

CenTraS Seminars: Machine Translation

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Start: Mar 18, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 18, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Bogdan Babych, Leeds University

CenTraS Seminars: Gayspeak and Gay Subjects in Audiovisual Translation: Strategies in Italian Dubbing

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Start: Feb 11, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Feb 11, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Irene Ranzato, La Sapienza- Roma

CenTraS Seminars: Theoretical Issues Chinese/ English Translation

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Start: Jan 28, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 28, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Youxuan Wang, Portsmouth University

CenTraS Seminars: Translators' Revision Processes

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Start: Jan 14, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Jan 14, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Claire Shih, Leicester University

CenTras Seminars: Face Management and Audience Response in Subtitling

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Start: Dec 4, 2013 4:00:00 PM
End: Dec 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Xiaohui Yuan, Nottingham University

What is face management and how is it represented in Chinese-English subtitles? The seminar dealt with the impact of these factors on viewers' interpretation of the protagonists' personality, attitude and intentions. via an audience response experiment.

CenTraS Seminars: Reading Minds: Interaction Shifts in Translated Mental-Health Leaflets

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Start: Nov 20, 2013 4:00:00 PM
End: Nov 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM


Speaker: Raquel De Pedro, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Official guidelines and codes of practice referring to medical settings often state that translation is no substitute for interpreter-mediated exchanges. Nevertheless, because of developments in legislation and, at times, simply out of good practice, large numbers of medical leaflets and brochures are routinely translated so as to disseminate information. This study seeks to make a contribution to a hitherto relatively understudied field. It explores writer-reader interaction in a bilingual corpus of medical leaflets published on the website of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK). A comparative analysis of English STs and Spanish TTs texts was conducted to identify shifts in personal reference, which served to contrast patterns in knowledge transfer processes between mental health experts and their target audiences. The framework chosen for this study is that proposed by Thompson and Thetela (1995) and Thompson (2001), which serves to analyse the exchange between mental health experts and their target audiences. The material under study is of special interest due to the sensitivity of its subject matter and the varied constituency it addresses (not only patients, but also, and sometimes primarily, their carers and relatives). Another attribute that makes this material interesting is that the foreign-language texts have been produced and revised by mental health professionals, rather than by translators.

CenTraS Seminars: Stylistics and the Study of Translated Online News

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Start: Oct 9, 2013 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 9, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Federico Federici, Durham University, UK

Is the lack of a breadth of studies focusing on key stylistic features of online news due to the increasingly fast production of news or is it due to the complexity of the data collection? Or perhaps to the complexity of data analysis? Carrying out research into online translated news shows, I have noticed that the significance of the authorial voice in Italian translations of foreign news influences rendering and ‘usage’ of translations. As journalistic style in the language combination English-Italian is a matter of stylistics, this paper contends that a new syncretism of methodological approaches related to corpus-based translation studies should be applied to study translations of journalistic style(s). This paper takes samples from a study in the language combination English-Italian in order to broaden the question and open a debate on the methodological limitations that these types of studies currently face. By providing examples of possible ways in which tools within stylistics and corpus-based translation studies could be combined, I am assessing experimental methods to study this form of translated materials and I aim to suggest ways of enhancing research methods that could be profitably used to investigate the impact of translated online news.

CenTraS Seminars: User-Generated Translation

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Start: Oct 23, 2013 4:00:00 PM
End: Oct 23, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Speaker: Saverio Perrino, Foreign Language Versions Coordinator at BBC Worldwide, London, UK

"'My Dream:' an Intermedial Turn in Urban Aesthetics and Chinese Cosmopolitanism'

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Please join UCL Comparative Literature for a talk by Haiping Yan (Shanghai Jiaotong University)  

Monday October 7, 5pm, Galton Lecture Theatre, 1-19 Torrington Place

The Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry

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Graduate Society for Researchers in SELCS and CMII

The Graduate Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry will hold its first fortnightly discussion seminars on the 9th of October.

Translation in History

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The first 2013-2014 Translation in History event at UCL in the Anatomy Building: Anatomy Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre

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