Sunday, May 19 to Saturday, June 1, 2013
San Pellegrino University Foundation in Misano Adriatico (Rimini), Italy

This year’s session marks the Nida School’s seventh 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. The theme of the 2013 session, Translation, Gender, and Culture, will connect the six lectures that Professor Spivak and Professor Simon present. Additional faculty andscholars-in-residence will develop this theme around their own fields of expertise.

Nida Professors:

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor at Columbia, has recently been awarded the Kyoto Prize for Thought and Ethics (2012). Her most recent publication is An Aesthetic Education in an Era of Globalization (Harvard 2012). She is a noted translator of the works of Derrida and Mahasweta Devi and is the author of Death of a Discipline (2003), Other Asias (2008), and A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999). She founded The Pares Chandra Chakravorty Memorial Literacy Project in 1997, to provide a primary education of quality for children, and a return to modern indigenous agriculture, in rural areas of West Bengal, India, continuing work that she had started doing in 1986.

Sherry Simon is a Professor in the French Department at Concordia University, Montreal. Her work in Translation Studies has most recently focused on the cultural history of linguistically divided cities (Cities in Translation, Routledge 2012 and Translating Montreal, 2006). Previous publications include critical analyses of translation and gender, (Gender in Translation, Routledge, 1996). She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Académie des lettres du Québec. In 2009 she was a Killam Research Fellow and in 2010 she received the Prix André-Laurendeau from l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).

Additional Faculty and Staff:

Annalisa Baicchi (Pavia); Sandra Bermann (Princeton); Edwin Gentzler (UMass Amherst); Bob Hodgson (Nida Institute); Siri Nergaard (Florence); Jeremy Punt (Stellenbosch); Vicente Rafael (University of Washington, Seattle); Svetlana Skoromokhova (Warwick); David Trobisch (Nida Institute); Esteban Voth (UBS); Stefano Arduini (co-director); Philip H. Towner (co-director); Roy Ciampa (admissions); James Maxey (faculty)
Deborah Shadd (associates)

Applications will be received from December 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013.
The cost of tuition, housing, and meals for the 2013 session is $1,250 USD.
A limited number of bursaries ($750) will be available to applicants who demonstrate need and merit.

For more information on the 2013 session, or to apply, go to or, contact Dr. James Maxey at