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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:15

Research Opportunities: Queen's University, Belfast

Translation and Interpreting Studies

School of Modern Languages, Queen’s University Belfast

Research Opportunities in Sign Language


Two DEL-funded three-year PhD studentships are available in the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University. These are full studentships for appropriately qualified applicants, to include tuition fees and a maintenance grant. The broad research areas are:

  • The local deaf community, its demographics and the extent to which deaf people have successfully integrated in / been excluded from wider social organisations and processes (education, health, the arts etc). his studentship is tenable from 1 April 2012 or as oon as possible thereafter.
  • Signing for performance, with particular reference to theatre and/or television. This studentship is tenable from 1 September 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Successful applicants will hold a good honours degree in any related discipline, and have demonstrable proficiency in BSL. A postgraduate qualification in any related discipline is desirable. A working knowledge of ISL is also desirable.

Application is via the Queen’s direct admissions portal at

https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php (closing date 20 March 2012 for both studentships) 

but all potential applicants are strongly advised to make informal enquiries to Professor David Johnston, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the first instance.


In order to be eligible for both the fees and maintenance elements of this studentship, applicants must be UK nationals or EU citizens who have lived in the UK for the last three years for purposes other than studying. For full details, see:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/Research/PostgraduateCentre/PostgraduateAwards/ProspectiveStudents/LocalUKApplicants/ResearchFundingAvailableforUKandEUApplicants/

 

Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII)

The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is a new initiative of Qatar Foundation. Situated in the prestigious Education City, its mission is to deliver sophisticated translator and interpreter education and high-level training in a range of languages. This research-led institute will offer a postgraduate Masters in Translation Studies as of September 2012, followed by a Masters in Conference Interpreting and a Masters in Audiovisual Translation in 2013. TII will contribute to capacity building in the areas of scholarly research and translator/interpreter training, and qualify a cadre of high-level professionals within the region.

 

 

Translation Studies

Queen’s University Belfast

PhD Opportunity: Translation and Poetry


Applications are invited for a doctoral studentship, covering fees and maintenance. The studentship will run from September/October 2012 to September/October 2015.

The successful candidate will wish to conceptualise and study translation as a writerly act of interpretation that shapes poetic traditions, as well as potentially other cultural forms and practices.

An interest in minor literatures and recent debates on ‘world’ literature may be an advantage.

The studentship will be held jointly in the School of Modern Languages and the School of English. Internal supervisors will be Professor David Johnston and Professor Ciaran Carson. Professor Lawrence Venuti, who is a Visiting Professor on the Translation Studies programme at Queen’s, will also provide official supervision.

In order to be eligible for both the fees and maintenance elements of this studentship, applicants must be UK nationals or EU citizens who have lived in the UK for the last three years for purposes other than studying. For more details, please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/Research/PostgraduateCentre/PostgraduateAwards/ProspectiveStudents/LocalUKApplicants/ResearchFundingAvailableforUKandEUApplicants/

Applicants are strongly advised to make informal enquiries before application, to David Johnston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application is via https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php

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