Third Durham Postgraduate Colloquium: Registration Opens

“Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies”


Date and Time: 7th February 2015 – 9:00-18:00

Venue: Room ER201, Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, Durham University, Durham, UK

Keynote speaker: Dr Sharon O’Brien

Following the success of previous colloquiums, the Centre for Intercultural Mediation of Durham University is pleased to announce the third Postgraduate Colloquium for 2015.

Translation Studies has entered a new phase, moving away from its traditional focus on static text, redirecting attention to translation as a process from the perspective of the translator’s mind, and as a product from the perspective of that of the audience. In this new agent-centred branch of Translation Studies, there is much new pioneering research, incorporating innovative methodologies that aim to collect both quantitative and qualitative data. This colloquium holds that it is only through addressing both ends of the spectrum (from the approach to the process to the reception of the product) that the discipline may be advanced. Improving a translator’s approach to a source text is doable only by obtaining feedback from the audience(s). Addressing product reception can come full circle to enhance the process.

The 2015 postgraduate colloquium invites papers with a focus on the translator’s approach and the audience’s response or reaction. Special attention will be paid to research that addresses both qualitative and quantitative means of data collection. The colloquium will serve as an opportunity for peers, MA candidates and PhD researchers to share their views on research methodologies, discuss various approaches with a specific focus on translation and reception, and address current issues or concerns with new practice.

Papers will be presented on the following subjects:

•    Eye tracking

•    Key logging

•    Data collection

•    Quantitative vs Qualitative

•    Think aloud protocols

•    Questionnaires

•    Interviews

•    Focus groups

The convenors are Teresa Filizzola of UCL and Anouska Munden of Durham University, UK. Should you have any enquiries, please contact:

a.b.m.munden@durham.ac.uk / teresa.filizzola.14@ucl.ac.uk

Fixed registration fees for speakers and non-speakers: £25 GBP (pays for catering expenses and conference organization). Registration fees will be payable by cheque (in pounds) and cash on the day. *Please note that the fee does not apply to Durham postgraduate students.

Registration Link

Please contact the convenors and they will provide you with details of the registration link.


1 December 2014: Registration opens

24 January 2015: Registration closes