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- Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities
I am Professor of Dutch and Comparative Literature at University College London (UCL). I am closely involved with the inter-university Virtual Dutch initiative. My research is mostly concerned with translation theory and history.
Beyond UCL I am involved in the Translation Research Summer School (TRSS), a joint initiative with the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh that has been running since 2001, and with the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS), whose Executive Council I chair. I am a co-founder of both TRSS and IATIS. I also edit the book series Translation Theories Explored for St Jerome Publishing (Manchester).
Monographs include The Structure of Modernist Poetry (1982), Translation in Systems (1999) and The Conference of the Tongues (2007). Edited volumes include The Manipulation of Literature: Studies in Literary Translation (1985), The Flemish Movement: A Documentary History (1992), Crosscultural Transgressions: Research Models in Translation Studies II (2002), Translating Others (2 vols., 2006) and A Literary History of the Low Countries (2009).
Some of my work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Greek, Polish, Spanish and Turkish.
I teach on both undergraduate and MA courses in Dutch and translation studies.
|01-OCT-1984 – 30-SEP-1994||Reader in Dutch||Dutch||UCL, United Kingdom|
|01-OCT-1977 – 30-SEP-1983||Lecturer in Dutch||Dutch||Bedford College, University of London, United Kingdom|
|01-SEP-1973 – 30-AUG-1975||Lecturer in English Literature||Modern Foreign Languages||University of Algiers, Angola|
|1977||DPhil||Doctor of Philosophy – Comparative Literary studies||University of Warwick|
|1971||MA||Master of Arts – Literature in translation||University of Essex|
|1970||LIC||Licentiate – Germanic Philology||Universiteit Gent|