Joseph Lambert

PhD student in Translation Studies at the University of Hull, UK.

Applications are now open for three fully funded PhD studentships within the ERC-funded project, “The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA” (RusTrans), under the supervision of Dr Muireann Maguire and Dr Cathy McAteer at the University of Exeter, UK, starting in September 2019. The studentships are for 3.5 years and are open to students of any nationality. Each studentship will cover University tuition fees with a stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK national minimum stipend (£14,777 in 2018/19). Candidates will be expected to have completed a Master’s degree by the time of starting the studentship; they should not yet have formally commenced a doctoral project. The closing date for applications is April 15, 2019.

Each candidate is expected to develop their own research question within one of three areas of investigation linked to the project, while assisting the PI and Postdoctoral Fellow with project-related research and administration.

One candidate will contribute to the research on the “Publishing Translations from Russian Today” case study, while developing a PhD dissertation on a related issue in the history or practice of contemporary (post-2000) Russian-to-English literary translation.The second candidate will work with the project’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr McAteer, on the “David Magarshack and Penguin Books” case study, while preparing a PhD dissertation on a topic relevant to the twentieth-century history or practice of Russian-to-English literary translation.The third candidate will be expected to develop a PhD topic addressing the literary translation of Russian into the language of a nation where Russian culture exerts or has exerted a strong influence (e.g. Poland, Finland, or Estonia) in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries. This candidate will receive additional limited funding to carry out research in the nation of his or her research focus.

These studentships are funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 802437).

For more information and to apply, go here:

Please direct any queries by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on Twitter: @Rustransdark.

The Department of French at University College Cork welcomes applications for a new studentship open to students wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of French and Francophone studies. The studentship will be awarded in the form of a fee-waiver, and will be tenable from the date of first registration for a maximum of three years full-time.

The scholarship is open to EU and non-EU students. However, the funding will only cover the EU fee, so a successful non-EU applicant would be responsible for the balance.

The successful applicant will be required to apply for supplementary funding through the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme and through UCC's Research Excellence Scholarships (PhD) programme.

UCC's French Department has research expertise across French and Francophone studies, including:

Colonial and post-colonial history of the Francophone world.

Colonial and post-colonial Francophone literature.

Contemporary French theatre, film and poetry.

French political thought since 1789.

Translation studies.

French language and linguistics.

Details of individual staff research profiles can be found here:

As part of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we can offer co-supervision in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects in areas including conflict studies; memory studies; translation studies; creative practice; comparative literature and culture; film, photography and visual culture; and critical theory. The School’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC) supports interdisciplinary co-operation and provides a framework for researchers to collaborate across departmental divides.

Our doctoral students are also supported in their graduate education, research training and career development by the Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

UCC Department of French will run an internal selection process to decide the allocation of this studentship. All applicants should read the Terms and Conditionsprior to application.

Deadline for submission of completed applications: Friday, 26 April 2019.

Informal enquiries about projects can be made in the first instance to the Head of Department, Dr Patrick Crowley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Full details:


Tuesday, 26 February 2019 09:39

Languages of Moscow

4 March 2019: 5-7pm: University of London, Senate House

13 March, 6-8pm, Language Resources Centre, Room K-1.07.2, Level -1 (i.e. BASEMENT level), King’s building, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Wednesday 13th March 2019, 3.00-4.00pm Room NW109

Aston University, Aston Triangle

Thursday, 14 February 2019 11:21

What are you reading? Federico Zanettin


In this entry to our blog series, we caught up with IATIS Executive Council member Federico Zanettin to hear about his recent (and rather prolific) reading.

The eighth IATIS Regional Workshop, hosted by the Chalermprakiat Center of Translation and Interpretation at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, will take place from 31 August to 1 September 2019.

The call for papers is open from now until 1 April 2019


Wednesday, 06 February 2019 12:35

Theatre Translation Futures Forum

An evening of discussion, including a performance workshop, at the UCL Bloomsbury Studio on Monday 4 March, 7-9 pm

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 17:36

Winners of the IATIS End of Year prize draw.

The winners of our End of Year prize draw have now been announced, with four winners taking home a fascinating range of texts.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning some books from Routledge, remember that our Twitter competition runs until 31st March. Details can be found here:

Full details of the winners and the books they selected can be found below:

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 10:41

Migrating Texts Subtitling Masterclass 2019

Thu, 14 February 2019 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

School of Modern Languages

Room G10

43 Woodland Road



Free entry

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