Biography

 Amanda Hopkinson is now a Visiting Professor at the Centre of Translation and Intercultural Studies at Manchester University, and in the School of Translation and Creative Writing at City University, London. She took early retirement from her UEA posts in Summer 2010, where she was Professor of Literary Translation and Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation, from 2004-2010. During this period she worked through establishing strategic partnerships at regional, national and international levels, to maximise the importance and impact of literary translation within both the Academy and the professional sector. The success of such core BCLT events as the annual Translation Days and the Sebald Lecture; the significant BCLT contribution to international Book Fairs and Literary Festivals; and the organisation of/contribution to major conferences on literary translation and the works of WG Sebald (UEA professor and founder of the BCLT in 1989) greatly expanded public interest in the field. The well-established Summer School and new initiatives brokered with the British Council in India, China, Eastern Europe and the Arab World have done much to professionalise training and to create links with fellow institutions abroad. She remains a Senior Fellow at the UEA.

Career

Amanda Hopkinson came to the UEA from Cardiff University where she was a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Journalism and Comparative Cultural Studies from 1997-2004. She is still involved in building their photojournalism archive and library with support from the AHRC. Amanda Hopkinson writes widely on photography as well as on literary translation, and is currently engaged in writing A History of Photography in Mexico and in translating a collection of essays on the Surrealist photographer, Man Ray.  Other recent translations include A Notebook by Jose Saramago, (Verso 2010); Affairs of State by Dominique Manotti (Arcadia, 2010); and Rage by Sergio Bizzio (Bitter Lemon, 2009). Recent photography monographs include Martin Chambi and Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Phaidon 2004 & 2006).

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