Curriculum Vitae



Curriculum vitae

Teaching and supervision


Main publications




First degree in Germanic Languages and Literatures (English, Dutch, German), University of Ghent, 1970.
Master of Arts, Theory and Practice of Literary Translation, University of Essex, 1971.
Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Literature, University of Warwick, 1977.


Lecturer in English Literature, University of Algiers, 1973-75
Lecturer in Dutch, Bedford College (University of London), 1977-83, then University College London (UCL), 1983-87.
Reader in Dutch, UCL, 1987-94.
Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature, UCL, 1994-

Research Interests

Theory of translation: translation and social system theories; cross-cultural study of concepts and practices of translation.
History of translation: historical conceptions and practices of translation in Early Modern Europe and since.

PhD and MPhil Examining

University of London Internal Examiner: 1994, 1997, 2004, 2005/6, 2007, 2008.
External Examiner: Amsterdam 1992, 2000; East Anglia 2008; Essex 2005; Ghent 2003; Groningen 1998; Helsinki 2002; Pretoria 2000; Queensland 2001; Southampton 1999; Warwick 1995, 2000.

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