Research Output per year
BA (Ionian University), MA (Warwick), PhD (University College London)
I am a translator and a comparatist with a special interest in the social, cultural and philosophical implications of translation. My main interests are in:
- Translation and film: In my publications, I examine the translation of films into other languages (especially through subtitling) but also the presence and representation of translation in cinematic narratives.
- Translation and the creative industries: My work in this new research field helps to map out the use of translation in the creative economy and to develop new conceptual and methodological tools in order to investigate it. See my introduction to this special journal issue on Translation in the Creative Industries which I guest-edited.
- Translation and globalisation: I am interested in the role of translation as an infrastructure of globalisation and, conversely, in the impact that globalisation has on translation education and practice. I have recently co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Globalization (forthcoming 2021).
- Translation and authenticity: Underlying all the above research is an interest in philosophical implications of translation as a form of textual and cultural transformation that, according to some, distances us from so-called “authentic” ways of being, while for others it brings us ever closer to them.
I teach modules on translation theory and practice including specialised translation, subtitilng and transcreation. I regularly train new subtitlers and translators in the English-Greek combination. Between 2014-19, I was Programme Convener of Roehampton's postgraduate courses in translation, accessibility, and intercultural communication.
Currently, I supervise a small number of PhD theses related to film subtitling, the translation industry, and accessible filmmaking. I welcome new proposals for PhD research in any of my areas of expertise.
External Examiner, London Metropolitan University1 Oct 2019 → 1 Nov 2023
External Examiner, University of Surrey1 Sep 2018 → …
External Examiner, MSc in Translation, Imperial College London1 Sep 2008 → 31 Aug 2012
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Foreword/postscript
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Translation in the creative industries: a new domain of study and research: 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual MediaKapsaskis, D., 15 Jul 2020, Languages & The Media 2020: 13th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Book review of "What is cultural translation?", by Sarah Maitland, London and New York, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017,Kapsaskis, D., 2 Jan 2019, In : Translation Studies. p. 1-3 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Activities per year
Dionysios Kapsaskis (Consultant)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis