Dr Piotr Blumczynski

  • Dr Piotr Blumczynski

RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Blumczynski's research interests revolve around broadly understood translation, both its theory and practice. He likes to challenge the popular cliché according to which meanings get “lost in translation” – in his view, the opposite is true: translation, more often than not, creates a surplus of meaning by opening up horizons of possibilities.

Much of his earlier work focussed on linguistic and ideological aspects of translation; recently he has been exploring issues of its axiology, methodology, logic, and ethics.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Professor Blumczynski welcomes original and ambitious research proposals:

  • exploring the shared ground between translation and philosophy
  • logic
  • theology
  • linguistics
  • literature
  • ethnography
  • history
  • science
  • and other areas
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Arts, English And Languages

Centre for Translation and Interpreting

The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Research students

PhD title: Translating for Scientific Publication: Epistemicide and the Scientific Community in Mexico


Name: Carolina Espinoza Marquez
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Country: Mexico

PhD title: Translating Knowledge: Subtitling Chinese Lectures for International Audiences


Name: Yuan Zou
Years of Study: 2017-2020
Country: China

https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/yuan-zou(fa4994fd-3a90-47b0-8ad7-7e49cc179f57).html

PhD title: Translation Justice in Multilingual Territories: Translation Policy and Immigrant Integration


Name: Wanhong Wang
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: China

https://qub-csm.symplicity.com/profiles/wanhong.wang

PhD title: On Chinese Translators in English translations of The Confucius Analects from a Bourdieusian sociological perspective


Name: Zhaohan Xu
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: China

https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/zhaohan-xu(033d362a-1e51-4a50-abb2-03e70474b78e).html

Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Aladdin Al-Tarawneh


PhD title: Towards a New Methodology for Translating the Quran into English: A Hybrid Model

Years of Study: 2013 - 2016
Country: Jordan
Current position: Assistant Professor of Translation Studies at Zarqa University

Dr Mohammad Aldalain


PhD title: Making Translation Decisions and the Constitution of Translation Knowledge and Anxiety with Special Reference to Joseph Conrad’s Falk: A Naturalistic Retrospective Approach

Years of Study: 2013 - 2016
Country: Jordan
Current position: Assistant Professor of Translation Studies at Mu’tah University

Dr Jasim Al-Maryani


PhD title: The Manipulation of Ideology in the Simultaneous Interpreting of Political Discourse

Years of Study: 2013 - 2016
Country: Iraq
Current position: Assistant Professor of Translation Studies at University of Basrah

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