Dr Sue-Ann Harding


My principal research interests are in social-narrative theory as a mode of inquiry into translations and translated events, with a particular interest in sites of conflict and narrative contestation. My doctoral work on the Beslan hostage disaster investigated online media, translations and narrative configurations of violent conflict.

Later projects have extended my interests to include intralingual and intersemiotic translation, and I am currently writing a book on the translated spaces of the Qatar desert and urban landscapes.

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Open to original and ambitious PhD proposals in the interdisciplinary fields of:

  • Translation
  • Social narrative theory
  • Travelling theory
  • Complexity theory
  • Russian area studies
  • Literature, music, space and other related areas
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Research students

PhD title: Translation in scenarios of mass fatality response

Name: Sarah Devlin
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: United Kingdom


PhD title: Translating Synonymy in Hadith

Name: Mohamman Alshagare
Years of Study: 2017 - 2020
Country: Saudi Arabia


PhD title: Translating Peking Opera for the Anglophone Stage

Name: Hong Li
Years of Study: 2016 -2019
Country: China


PhD title: Constructing and Reconfiguring Buddhism in Western Cultural-Literary Systems

Name: Xiaomin Liu
Years of Study: 2015 - 2018
Country: China


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