MLC has specialist researchers and active practitioners in translation across all our subject areas and we supervise projects in a wide range of language combinations, not limited to those we teach at undergraduate level in the department. We offer a creative-critical pathway as well as a standard academic one in Translation Studies.
Our particular strengths lie in the cultural, historical, transnational, and political dimensions of translation, as well as in practice-based approaches, especially in literary and academic settings. We particularly welcome projects that complement our interest in the multiple intersections between language, media, and identity. We have established clusters of PhD students working on volunteer and non-professional translation (e.g. fansubbing) and on sociological approaches to translation in a number of settings (e.g. journalism). Other areas of particular interest include audio-visual translation, as well as gender, queer, and postcolonial translation theories and practice.
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises academic staff working across a wide range of language-based studies covering literature, new media, film, history, politics, culture, sociolinguistics and translation studies. Alongside French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Latin American Studies and Chinese, the department also offers Film Studies. The Department is an active participant in the School’s inter-disciplinary research centres, including the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Eighteenth-Century Worlds research centre. Since 2010, we have been part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, one of four Schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership offers funding for PhD (+3 or +2) through the Modern Languages and Translation Pathway and the Language-Based Area Studies Pathway. More information is available on the NWCDTP’s website.
Deadline and Application Process
To apply for an AHRC award, you must have submitted your admissions application for an eligible programme at the University of Liverpool through the online form by 10 December 2018:https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/ .
AHRC NWCDTP deadline: 8 February 2019 (5pm).
Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact their prospective supervisors well in advance of the deadline.
Prospective applicants are encourage to attend our Postgraduate Research Open Day on 7 November, 1-4pm, Vine Court, University of Liverpool. The PGR Open Day includes sessions on research proposals, AHRC, ESRC and other funding sources.