MA in Translation formally validated by Chartered Institute of Linguists2 November 2021The University of Bristol’s MA in Translation (MAT) programme has become the first translator training programme to be formally validated by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), the UK-based professional membership body for language practitioners, as part of a new framework.
State of the Nations, 202111 October 2021On 7 October the calendar of departmental events in German started with our annual snapshot of political life in the German-speaking countries. Shortly after German Unity Day on 3 October, and a few weeks ahead of Austrian National Day on 26 October, there was plenty to discuss.
George Szirtes: Translate for the Shop!12 July 2021International Booker Prize winner George Szirtes delivered the keynote lecture at Bristol Translates 2021, the literary translation summer school. Szirtes reflected on his work as a poet, translator and, most recently, judge on the prize he had won himself earlier. He explained that while translation is an activity often carried out “in the lab,” it is important that it should be done “for the shop” so that its fruit can be enjoyed “in the street.”
English PEN Translation Manager addresses Bristol Translates 6 July 2021Making sure translators’ voices are heard, their work is properly paid, and the UK publishing landscape becomes ever more diverse – these were some of the issues discussed by Will Forrester, Translation and International Manager at English PEN, on the second day of Bristol Translates 2021.
Bristol Translates greatly expanded due to popular demand19 May 2021For the first time this summer, the School of Modern Languages (SML) will host Bristol Translates, a literary translation summer school. Applications have come in from all over the world, exceeding the organisers’ most optimistic expectations.
La Civetta April 2021 27 April 2021Despite the strange times, we have created an amazing issue of La Civetta centred on 'community'
In Memoriam John Hibberd 1938 - 202113 April 2021John Hibberd, a long-standing member of Bristol’s German Department, sadly passed away after a period of ill health on 7 April 2021.