Month: April 2016

‘Berlin’ by We are Willow at the Whitworth Art Gallery

For four years, artist and musician Chris Butler and photographer Will Grundy have travelled regularly between Berlin and the UK under the collaborative name We Are Willow. Their encounters in the vibrant German capital and the new relationships they formed there have inspired an album, a book of photography and this exhibition drawn from the Whitworth’s collection,[…]

Lecture by Ulrike Draesner – ‘Uncanny journeys: how stories travel across generations’

When ghosts talk and the uncanny is voiced in a transgenerational frame – what does this mean for our writing and reading of “the historical novel“? What contemporary forms and formats could it take in a world of (seemingly) ubiquitous availability of documents and facts? Author Ulrike Draesner’s talk will draw on examples from contemporary[…]

Graduate Opportunity: Paid Internship with Aupair World

Aupair World, a company set up in Kassel to organise and bring together au pairs and host families, is looking for an English native-speaker for translation, proofreading and composing texts. Applicants should have: an excellent understanding of their native language; an interest in producing texts for the internet; a qualification in the area of languages, translation[…]

Career Profile: Robert Hugman

I graduated from Manchester University in 1979, still not sure what I wanted to do, but knowing that it had to involve languages. Like lots of fresh graduates back then, I drifted into teaching English as a foreign language at an evening school in Hamburg. I enjoyed the work for two years, and loved Hamburg,[…]

Translation Workshop: Translating Children’s Literature (4 May 2016, University of Liverpool)

— “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” — “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” —“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master[…]

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