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The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA
The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA” (RusTrans for short) is a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 802437), and located at the University of Exeter. The project is led by Dr Muireann Maguire (Principal Investigator) and Dr Cathy McAteer (Post-doctoral Fellow).
Impact case studies
Professor David Houston Jones (French Literature and Visual Culture) and Dr Marjorie Gehrhardt (Department of Modern Languages) combined artistic and medical research which has developed professional practice and changed public perceptions of both disfigurement and maxillofacial surgery, as well as inspiring school students to interact with academic research.
Retrieving the untold story of Spanish feminism: delivering new cultural products and influencing public recognition of pre-Francoist feminist cultural legacy
Pre-Francoist feminist writers and artists were erased from public memory by the Spanish Civil War and the decades of dictatorship that followed. Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles’s research has preserved and given the public access to this lost feminist cultural heritage both in Spain and internationally.
She has collaborated with creative industry businesses and Fundación Banco de Santander on many new cultural products, including critical editions, English translations, documentary and feature films, multimedia projects and plays. Elena Fortún’s previously unpublished Lesbian autobiographical novel became a bestseller and El Pais book of the year, reinstating Fortún in Spanish cultural life and leading to official acts of memorialisation including public building renaming. A two-part documentary about this generation of feminist writers reached over 500,000 households and produced material introduced into the school curriculum by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Capdevila-Argüelles’s research has led to wider understanding of gender roles pre-Franco, contributing even to cultural tourism with historical feminist walks.
|Title||PI||Year Awarded||Amount (£)|
|Salt Babies: AHRC Network Grant for Slavic and East European Maternal Studies
||Dr Muireann Maguire||2021/22||42,504|
|Learning French in Medieval England: The Manuscripts of Walter de Bibbesworths Tretiz/||Dr Thomas Hinton||2019/20||201,821|
|Building an Alternative Distribution Network for Moroccan Cinema: Online Audiences, Festival Networks and Transnational Talent Development GCRF||Professor William Higbee||2018/19||38,949|
|Nature Photograms in the Anthropocene||Dr Ina Linge||2018/19||28,796|
|Onward migration from Italy to the UK: Sociolinguistic implications||Dr Francesco Goglia
|Libertine Literature And Criminal Justice||Professor Hugh Roberts||2018/19||2,205|
|Enhancing Shared Reflexive Knowledge of Translation as Cross-cultural Communication||Dr Eliana Maestri||2018/19||15,000|
|AHRC GCRF: Changing the Story ECR Grant application GCRF child award from Leeds||Dr Katie Brown||2018/19||20,270|
|RusTRANS: The Dark Side of Translation: 20th and 21st Century Translation from Russian as a Political Phenomenon in the UK, Ireland, and the USA||Dr Muireann Maguire||2018/19||1,036,074|
|Translating for Change: Anglophone queer cinema and the Chinese LGBT+||Dr Ting Guo||2018/19||147,152|
|Plagiarizing Posterity (Reading the 19th Century Backwards): A Joint Conference of the 19th and 20th Century BASEES Study Groups||Dr Muireann Maguire||2017/18||1,427|
|Savantes and Salonnires: Women and Classics in Early Modern France||Dr Helena Taylor||2017/18||91,279|
|Poetry on Trial||Professor Hugh Roberts||2017/18||22,524|
|Libertine Literature And Criminal Justice||Dr Adam Horsley||2017/18||239,720|
|Women Of The Brown Atlantic||Dr Ana Martins
|Zone Of Kaif Life And Work Of Azazello||Dr Emily Lygo||2016/17||33,805|
|Cultivating happiness: Sir William Temple, Confucianism, and the English landscape garden||Dr Yue Zhuang
|Transnational Moroccan Cinema||Professor William Higbee||2015/16||396,715|
|Santander Research Project||Dr Melisa Moore||2014/15||7,500|
|Consuming Authenticities: Time, Place and the Past in the Construction of "Authentic" Foods and Drinks||Dr Ana Martins||2014/15||7,797|
|Nature-Entangled||Dr Yue Zhuang||2013/14||71,429|
|A Study of the Manuscripts of Walter de Bibblesworth||Dr Thomas Hinton||2013/14||735|
|Shifting sociolinguistic realities of the nation of East-Timor and its Diasporas||Dr Francesco Goglia||2013/14||94,658|
|Philip Leverhulme Prize||Professor Sally Faulkner||2013/14||70,000|
|In search of Italian cinema audiences in the 1940's and 50's: Gender, Genre and National Identity||Professor Danielle Hipkins||2013/14||75,821|
|1914FACES2014||Professor David Jones||2013/14|