The leader/coordinator

Karen Bennett is Associate Professor of Translation at Nova University of Lisbon, researcher in Translation Studies with the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and editor of the journal Translation Matters. She also has a background in music, having studied piano and musical theory to Grade VIII (Advanced), and musical history and appreciation at GCE level.

She became interested in intersemiotic translation during the course of her MA and PhD in Translation Studies, when she published a series of case studies about the semiotics of music and dance. Her more recent activities have included editing a special issue of Translation Matters dedicated to Intersemiotic Translation and Multimodality, and participation in the Tartu conference on the Transmedial Turn (December 2020) with a paper on Strauss’s opera Salome as a translation of Wilde’s play, and a workshop (with Ricarda Vidal and Madeleine Campbell) entitled Translating with Body and Ear.

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