UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
 More search options
Dr Federico Federici
1.2
33-35 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 7HG
Appointment
  • Reader in Translation Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • SELCS
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

The elegant 19th-century Villa Mirafiori of the University "La Sapienza" in Rome was the alma mater for my BA in English and French language and literature. In those years, I developed an interest in the fictional potential of language varieties and their challenges they represent for translators. I completed my postgraduate education in the UK, first conducting research at the University of Reading, a bursary took me to the stimulating University of Leeds. There I was awarded my doctorate in 2007, with a thesis investigating the influence of creative translation on Italo Calvino's style and reflections on the evolution of the Italian language. I joined the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham in September 2006 and worked there until 2014. 

I joined the Centre for Translation Studies at University College London in September 2014.

Having worked as a free-lance translator since 2001, I continue to enjoy taking up any opportunity of translating from French and English into Italian, as well as translating 17th-century Italian manuscripts into English.

Research Summary

My research focuses on four areas: the ideology of translation in relation to regionalised languages, creative translation, reception of translations in Italian news and of audio-visuals in translation, training of culturally aware translators, and crisis translation.

Previous projects were connected with the study of contemporary Italian literature, with an emphasis on Italo Calvino as translator extending on the voices of 20th and 21st-century writers, especially on authors interested in experiments with language and with comic literature.

The two main projects driving my current research focus on online translated news in the Italian settings (which is shaping up as a monograph) and the study of translation and translators' role in crises - as part of the INTERACT Network lead by Dr Sharon O'Brien at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Teaching Summary

I have supervised doctoral students working on translation pedagogy, translation technologies, on news translation, and on translations of Raymond Queneau's regional voice. I am supervising doctoral project focused on 20th-century Italian authors and 21st-century Italo-American authors. 

I have supervised a number of doctoral projects using eye-tracking-based methods to study translation revision, reception of humour in translation, and translation of regionalised languages in literature.

I am currently able to consider PhD applications by researchers interested in investigating the role of language mediators in crisis communication. I also consider applicants for postdoctoral projects in translation and ideology, news translation, and reception of translations.

Academic Background
2007 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Language and Linguistics University of Durham
2007 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – French and Italian University of Leeds
2002 LAU Laurea – Modern Languages and Literature Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Please report any queries concerning the data shown on this page to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/helpdesk/helpdesk_web_form.php
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by