nida school of translation studies
An Initiative of the Nida Institute

Nida School of Translation Studies 2013

  • Theme: Translation, Gender, and Culture
    • Nida Professors: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University); Sherry Simon (Concordia University, Montreal)
    • Location: San Pellegrino University Foundation in Misano Adriatico (Rimini), Italy
    • Date: May 20-31, 2013
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2013 Nida Professors

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor at Columbia, has recently been awarded the Kyoto Prize for Thought and Ethics (2012). Her most recent publication is An Aesthetic Education in an Era of Globalization (Harvard 2012). She is a noted translator of the works of Derrida and Mahasweta Devi and is the author of Death of a Discipline (2003), Other Asias (2008), and A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999). She founded The Pares Chandra Chakravorty Memorial Literacy Project in 1997, to provide a primary education of quality for children, and a return to modern indigenous agriculture, in rural areas of West Bengal, India, continuing work that she had started doing in 1986.


Sherry Simon is a Professor in the French Department at Concordia University, Montreal.  Her work in Translation Studies has most recently focused on the cultural history of linguistically divided cities (Cities in Translation. Routledge 2012 and Translating Montreal 2006). Previous publications include critical analyses of translation and gender, (Gender in Translation Routledge, 1996). She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada and of the Académie des lettres du Québec. In 2009 she was a Killam Research Fellow and in 2010 she received the Prix André-Laurendeau from l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS).

Visiting Faculty: Annalisa Baicchi (Pavia); Sandra Bermann (Princeton); Edwin Gentzler (UMass Amherst); Bob Hodgson (Nida Institute); Siri Nergaard (Florence); Jeremy Punt (Stellenbosch); Vicente Rafael (Washington, Seattle); Svetlana Skoromokhova (Warwick); David Trobisch (Nida Institute); Esteban Voth (UBS).

School Deans: Roy Ciampa (Admissions); James Maxey (Faculty); Deborah Shadd (Associates).

Applications will be received from December 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013. The cost of tuition, housing, and meals for the 2013 session is $1,250 US. A limited number of bursaries ($750) will be available to applicants who demonstrate need and merit.

Successful applicants for the School will have an earned PhD (or a nearly completed one), a strong record of research, and professional experience in translation or interpreting. Applications to be submitted between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013; decisions will be announced by February 15, 2013. Late applications will be considered only as alternates. Down payment ($500) to confirm attendance must be received by March 1, 2013. Final payment ($750) is due by April 15. Deadline for full reimbursement (minus service fees) for cancellations is April 15, 2013.

Costs and Provisions:

  • Registration fee for the 2013 Nida School is $1,250 USD, to be covered by the applicant’s sponsoring organization or by personal means. 
  • Applicants should also be prepared to cover the cost of their transportation to and from Misano.
  • The registration fee offsets the following expenses: lectures, seminars, and tutorials; computer room with wi-fi availability; dormitory accommodations (two weeks in private room with ensuite); 3 family-style meals a day; coffee breaks twice a day; and access to outdoor facilities (grounds, football field, tennis courts, and beach).
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