Dr Richard Mansell
Senior Lecturer in Translation (Hispanic Studies)
Telephone: 01392 723199
I teach on the MA Translation and research translators’ decision-making processes and how texts are received in translation, focusing particularly on Catalan-speaking territories and the UK market. After my BA (Hons) in Hispanic Studies and Catalan Philology from the University of Sheffield (2002) and Llicenciatura in Catalan Philology from the University of the Balearic Islands (2003), I gained my PhD on the topic of translators’ decision-making processes from the University of Sheffield (2009). As well as extensive work as a translator of institutional and cultural documents from Spanish and Catalan, I have translated work from Catalan poets such as Blai Bonet and Miquel Costa i Llobera, and collaborated on two successful translations and productions of Shakespeare into Catalan. I have also worked as an advisor for New Spanish Books, a judge for the Ramon Llull Prize for Literary Translation, and was a judge for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015.