Leading Edges in Translation –World Literature and Performativity

San Pellegrino University Foundation

Misano Adriatico (Rimini), Italy

May 18-29, 2015


This year’s session marks the Nida School’s ninth year of providing challenging, specialized training in translation studies to qualified professionals looking to expand their skills, engage with peers, and explore the interface of practice and cutting edge theory. 


Nida Professors: 


Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature and Special Adviser in Translation Studies at the University of Warwick, where she previously founded the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies and twice served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor. She is the author of over twenty books, including Translation Studies, which first appeared in 1980 and has remained in print ever since. Her most recent works include Translation in Global News (2008), written with Esperança Bielsa, Reflections on Translation (2011), and Translation [The New Critical Idiom] (2014). Prof. Bassnett is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Linguists, the Royal Society of Literature and the Academia Europaea.


Sandra Bermann is Cotsen Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Master of Whitman College at Princeton University, where she also co-founded the program in Translation and Intercultural Communication. In addition to articles and reviews in scholarly journals, she is author of The Sonnet Over Time: Studies in the Sonnets of Petrarch, Shakespeare, and Baudelaire; translator of Manzoni’s On the Historical Novel; and co-editor of Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation (with Michael Wood) and A Companion to Translation Studies (with Catherine Porter). Her current projects focus on lyric poetry, translation, and new directions in comparative literature.


Additional Faculty:


Edwin Gentzler (UMass Amherst)

Christo van der Merwe (Stellenbosch)

Sebnem Susam-Saraeva (Edinburgh)

Anna Strowe (Manchester)

Maria Tymoczko (UMass Amherst)

Marlon Winedt (UBS)

Lourens de Vries (VU Amsterdam)

Becka McKay (Florida Atlantic University)

Applications will be received from December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015. A fee of €1,200 provides for tuition, housing, and meals. A limited number of partial bursaries will be available to applicants who demonstrate need and merit.

For more information or to apply, go to nsts.fusp.it/Nida-Schools/NSTS-2015 or contact Dr. James Maxey at james.maxey@fusp.it.