Translating English from around the world

Led by translator and social researcher Gitanjali Patel


In this challenging workshop, students will explore translation between different types of English using a range of texts and media from around the globe, from Jamaica to Kenya to India. Students will address the UK’s colonial history and the historical, political and cultural processes that have shaped the language across the globe. They will use these insights to develop a sensitive and nuanced approach to their translations, whilst gaining exposure to a wide range of literature, music and film that may not already be on their radar.

“The workshop have changed the way I see translation: it is a very creative process that requires great knowledge of oneself, society and literary and historical context.”
– Student, Lycée International Winston Churchill

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