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[Leeds TIS Seminar Series] Framing the economy through financial news translation

Interpreting Studies
Thursday 25 April 2024, 13:30-15:00 (UK Time)

Speaker: Dr Nancy Liu, Associate Professor in Translation Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC)

Moderator: Prof. Binhua Wang


Telling the same story through translation in different languages presents choices similar to those faced in framing stories from different angles in journalism. However, the close-knit relationship between framing and news translation studies remains under-represented in both disciplines. Taking financial news items from the Reference News and the Financial Times Chinese, two leading newspapers that publish translated news in Chinese, as samples of analyses, this paper argues that the two disciplines can be integrated in the study of news translation on the grounds that translated news manifests the frames in terms of responsibility, conflict, interest and so on in the same manner as framing news stories in the media. Thus, it is argued that looking into the framing of some issues under different contexts can reveal the causes behind transfer or transformation of translation-mediated stories.

Speaker’s Bio:

Dr Nancy Liu is Associate Professor in Translation Studies in the School of Education and English, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). She got her PhD in International Communications from the University of Nottingham and MA in Interpreting and Translation from the University of Newcastle. Her research interest mainly focuses on sociocultural meanings of translation, media discourse translation studies in particular. She has published extensively in areas such as translation, media, city branding, mobile and cultural studies. Besides, her works also include didactic research into translation and interpreting and she is a practitioner in both translation and conference interpreting.