The lecture is an annual event, delivered by an eminent scholar in the field of Modern Languages, to honour the memory of Professor Garnet Rees, Professor of French Poetry at the University until 1979. This year, the lecture will be given by Professor Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Cardiff.
The talk will appeal to a broad audience, covering as it does a broad spectrum of interests, from Translation Studies and Italian culture, to questions of gender and migration.
Loredana Polezzi is Professor of Translation Studies in the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. Her main research interests are in the connection between translation, migration and other forms of travel. She has worked extensively on Italian colonialism in Africa and postcolonial Italophone writing, with particular attention to representations of Libya and Somalia in fiction, autobiography and travel accounts. Her recent work focuses on how geographical and social mobilities are connected to the theories and practices of translation and self-translation. With Rita Wilson, she is co-editor of The Translator. She is a co-investigator in the research projects ‘Transnationalizing Modern Languages’ and 'Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Global Challenges', funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council under its ‘Translating Cultures’ and Global Challenges Research Fund schemes. She is also a founding member of the ‘Cultural Literacy in Europe’ network and the current president of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS).
Open to the public. No entry charge.
This event was initially scheduled for 8th March 2018.
Kindly sponsored by the family of Professor Garnet Rees, Professor of Modern French Poetry at the University of Hull until 1979.