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Patricia Phillips-Batoma co-edits new book on translation

5/26/2016  8:00 am

Patricia Phillips-Batoma, Lecturer in Translation Studies and affiliated faculty in the European Union Center, is the co-editor (with Florence Zhang) of a new book, “Translation as Innovation: Bridging the Sciences and the Humanities.”

The title of the book was also the theme of the second biennial conference coordinated through a partnership between the Center for Translation Studies at the U of I and the Centre d’Études sur la Traduction at the University of Paris Denis-Diderot. The proceedings of that conference, collected in this volume, examine the role of translation in the transmission of knowledge, particularly in the sciences, recognizing translation as a non-neutral activity and instead as an act that may enhance topic awareness or even generate debate.

Phillips-Batoma earned her Ph.D. in French from the U of I. Her research interests include translation studies, the pedagogy of translation and languages for specific purposes.

Florence Zhang is an associate professor at Université Paris Diderot, where she teaches Chinese and French-to-Chinese translation.

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