Funding for USP collaboration: TRANS
Monday 11 June 2012
Professor Justin Edwards has been awarded a grant from the UGPN Research Collaboration Fund for a collaborative project between the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey and the University of São Paulo. The project is entitled TRANS: Transnationalism, Translation and Travel in Literary and Cultural Studies.
TRANS is a bi-lateral research project (Surrey-USP) that will establish and enhance international research in Arts and Humanities across the two universities. TRANS examines literary, linguistic and cultural movements relating to the phenomena of travel, translation, migration, mobility and diaspora through an interdisciplinary lens drawn from expertise in literary and cultural studies, languages and translation. The work of TRANS will be comparative, qualitative, theoretical and historically driven as well as providing cultural insights on pertinent issues in the world today. This research on transnationalism will be unique in that it will unite internationally recognised researchers from across the two universities. The main participants are Professor Justin D Edwards (Surrey), Prof. Sandra Vasconcelos (USP), Dr. Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva (Surrey), Prof. John Milton (USP), Prof. Margaret Rogers (Surrey) and Prof. Laura P. Zuntini de Izarra (USP).