Author Archives: tomcheesman

About tomcheesman

Works at Swansea University (Wales, UK). Committee member of Wales PEN Cymru. Publisher: Hafan Books (www.lulu.com/hafan). Translator of fiction and poetry from French and German. Researcher and teacher in languages and literatures.

NSS Success for Swansea Languages

Degrees in German at Swansea are Nummer eins (#1!) in Großbritannien according to the UK-wide National Student Survey – while our Spanish degrees rank seventh in the country, and Swansea University as a whole is in the top 5. Every year … Continue reading

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Dr Salwa El-Awa

Swansea University’s first Lecturer in Arabic, Dr Salwa El-Awa is a high profile specialist in the language of the Quran, and in practical approaches to jihad-linked terrorism. A paper she co-authored with Basia Spalek (Professor of Conflict Transformation, Derby) on … Continue reading

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Preti Taneja prize winner

One of the younger guest writers who presented in our Volcano Fridays series last year has won the prestigious Desmond Elliott Prize for her debut novel, We That Are Young, described by the judges as “awe-inspiring” in its “scope, ambition, skill and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Gabriella Valentino

Gabriella Valentino recently completed her PhD at Swansea with a dissertation on the Italian translations of the works of P. G. Wodehouse – and now the Executive Board of the International Society for Humor Studies has just awarded her their … Continue reading

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Translation Lunchtimes 3

For latest news about this, go to STING Thursday 10 May: Fawziah Alshehri introduced her PhD project examining Saudi literary translators’ strategies in dealing with extralinguistic cultural references. Visiting scholar Chang Qing (Ningxia University) introduced her new study of 41 (!) Chinese … Continue reading

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TransLation LunchTimes

For latest news about this, go to STING On 27 April we held our first TLLT session bringing together research staff and students, and academic visitors, who are working on various projects in the area of translation and languages, in order … Continue reading

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WIGS – Women in German Studies

Brigid Haines is busy preparing for the Women in German Studies 30th anniversary conference at the University of Aston on 10 November 2018. She says ‘I am so proud to be Chair of this wonderful organisation which connects female Germanists in … Continue reading

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The Great German Bake Off!

The German Society and Lecturer for German Language Christiane Günther present the annual Bake Off – on 10 May at 18:00 in Taliesin. Be there or be hungry!

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Remix the Cinema!

We are delighted to announce that the Italian performance duo Remix the Cinema will be visiting Swansea on Friday 18 May at 7pm at Volcano Theatre. This will be their first UK event on a European tour. Remix the Cinema is the brainchild … Continue reading

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Ulrike Almut Sandig visiting Swansea

Ulrike Almut Sandig visits Swansea on 31 May to give a poetry reading at the Dylan Thomas Birthplace  House.  All welcome. £5 on the door (£4 students, asylum-seekers free).  Sandig, b. 1979, has won many prizes, often collaborates with musicians, … Continue reading

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