researchers from a wide range of mediated-communication disciplines
and engage in an intensive, academically creative discourse on
difficult, translation-relevant problems either within the framework
of a doctoral thesis (PhD) or with a view to elaborating viable and
innovative attempts at solutions. We operate on three levels:
Doctoral College MuTra
takes difficult, highly complex problems of mediated communication as
its starting point. Solutions
for such problems usually cut across several academic disciplines
affecting a diverse range of translation areas (including
audiodescription, (live) subtitling and/or written interpretation)
and involve a mutual exchange by international actors from the public
and private sectors. Bilingual German-English weekly and/or intensive
seminars, individual coaching and/or practical workshops and guest
lectures by well-known experts equip participants with in-depth
knowledge in the fields of planning theory and methodology.
- The operational unit for handling this interchange and cross-fertilization is the Advanced
Translation Research Center (ATRC)
with its offers of complementary practical Translation workshops and other events. It is integrated into Saarland University’s Graduate Center GradUS.
Translation Concepts Network encourages the exchange
and dissemination of new developments within Translation concepts
and events as part of a common Translation framework of conceptual
thought and research principles.