Survey: Literary Translators’ perceptions of their roles and attitudes towards technology
My name is Paola Ruffo and I am a freelance translator and PhD candidate at the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
As a literary translator and researcher in the field of literary translation and technologies, I'm here to ask for your help and input with a survey I am conducting at the moment!
The survey is on ‘Literary translators’ perceptions of their roles and attitudes towards technology in contemporary society’, and I'd like to invite all literary translators among you to take part in our study.
The survey is part of a research project titled ‘Literary translators’ perceptions of their roles and attitudes towards technology in contemporary society’, which is being conducted by me as part of my PhD under the auspices of the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies in Scotland (CTISS), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
The purpose of the study is to develop a deeper understanding of the human and technological factors at play in the field of literary translation by giving literary translators the opportunity to share their personal narratives of (1) their role in contemporary society and (2) their attitudes towards technologies.
The questionnaire will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and will be open until 31st October 2018. It can be found at the following link:
I would love for all literary translators among you to take part in the academic discussion around issues of role and technology in literary translation by participating in this study.
If you require any further information on the questionnaire or the overall research project, feel free to contact me!
this is just a reminder that the survey is still open until 31st October 2018.
Thank you to all the translators that took the time to reply and to get in touch!
If you are a literary translator and would like to take the survey, you can follow this link:
You can find more info on the project in the post above and in the first page of the questionnaire. If you have any questions regarding the research project, please do get in touch!