Dottss Stridon


Doctoral and Teacher-Training Translation Studies Summer School 
Doctoral and Teacher-Training Translation Studies Summer School (DOTTSS) is a joint initiative of 5 different universities: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Turku (Finland), University of Tampere (Finland), University of Granada (Spain) and Boğaziçi University (Turkey). Since 2012 the summer school has hosted doctoral students of TS and teachers of translators and interpreters from all around the world. The first two schools were held in Piran, Slovenia (Emuni 2012, Stridon 2013), the third was in Granada, Spain (Ibn Tibbon 2014), the fourth in Turku, Finland (Agricola 2015), the fifth in Piran, Slovenia (Stridon 2016), the sixth in Granada, Spain (Ibn Tibbon 2017), the seventh in Tampere, Finland (DOTTSS 2018) and the eighth in Ljubljana (Stridon 2019). The local organizers add to DOTTSS a name that connects the summer school to a particular translational tradition in the region: the name of the schools in Slovenia pays homage to one of the greatest translators of the Western world, St. Jerome, who was born in Stridon, a lost town on the confines of Dalmatia and Pannonia, which lay most probably in today’s southern Slovenia.

Guest professor 2019: Professor Lawrence Venuti

Lawrence Venuti is Professor of English at Temple University and one of the most influential contemporary translation theorists. Besides translation theory and history, adaptation studies, and literary translation, he also works in early modern literature, anglophone and foreign-language poetic traditions. Venuti is also a prolific and award-winning translator from Italian, French, and Catalan. He is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several journals, including Target: International Journal of Translation Studies, The Translator: Studies in Intercultural Communication, and Translation Studies. In 1999 he held a Fulbright Senior Lectureship in translation studies at the Universitat de Vic (Spain). He has also been a visiting professor at Barnard College, Johannes Guttenberg Universität-Mainz, Princeton University, Queen’s University (Belfast), and Università degli Studi di Trento.