- Nov 2 11:57 PMDOCTORAL PROGRAMMES IN TRANSLATION STUDIES:
VIRTUAL FORUM, NOVEMBER 3-14, 2008.
Where will future translation scholars be educated? What are TS programmes
like? What is their position within their respective higher education
institutions and systems? Many issues can be raised when dealing with
Doctoral studies in translation. In fact, the future of our discipline
depends on the training of qualified teachers and researchers. More people
than ever are being trained as translators and interpreters, but more
research is also needed to promote translation and interpreting. How can we
look at the future if we do not have relevant doctoral programmes?
We invite you to participate in the virtual Forum on doctoral programmes in
Translation Studies, starting today (Monday 3).
Four speakers have been invited to give short position papers. Please go to
http://isg.urv.es/publicity/ts_doc/videos.html to listen their recordings.
We are very grateful for their commitment and would like to thank Susan
Bassnett (Warwick, UK), Helle Dam (Aarhus, Denmark), Françoise
Massardier-Kenney (Kent State University, USA) and Anthony Pym (Tarragona,
The Forum is an opportunity to share ideas, problems, suggestions, to
understand differences and similarities among programmes, their challenges
and objectives, and to discuss possible strategies for cooperation.
Issues such as conditions and procedures for admission, selection
processes, theoretical courses, compulsory and specific seminars, funding,
supervision, assessment, language requirements, time-limit for completion
of the thesis, joint degrees, publications, and employment prospects are
some of the items we can discuss.
The Forum is closely linked to the conference hosted by the Centre of TS of
the University of Vienna (December 5-6, 2008):
www.univie.ac.at/transvienna/TS_Doc . Results from the virtual debate will
feed the two days in Vienna.
The Forum is open to all, but current, past and prospective students in TS
graduate programmes are warmly invited to contribute.
Thank you in advance for your active participation!
The TS Doc Working Group
Yves Gambier (Turku, Finland), Reine Maylaerts (Leuven, Belgium),
Christiane Nord (Heidelberg, Germany), Nike Pokorn (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
and Ubaldo Stecconi (European Commission, Brussels)
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