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School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Staff In Modern Languages

Administration

Dr Sergey Tyulenev, PhD (Moscow State University), PhD (School of Translation and Interpretation, Ottawa, Canada)

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Associate Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Room number: A25, Elvet Riverside I
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44663

Contact Dr Sergey Tyulenev (email at sergey.tyulenev@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

I hold a PhD in linguistics (2000, Moscow State University) and a PhD in Translation Studies (2009, School of translation and interpretation, University of Ottawa).

I have conducted research in translation studies, especially in the sociology of translation and the epistemology of translation studies. I have also studied lexicography and a number of aspects of Russian language and culture. 

More specifically, my primary academic interest is translation as a social activity. I have applied several sociological theories (notably, Luhmann’s social systems theory, Bourdieu’s theory of social fields and Habermas’ theory of communicative action) to various aspects of the translation history of Kievan Rus, Muscovy and Russia. I have studied the social role of translation in the westernization of Russia in the eighteenth century (my research has been published as a monograph), the role women-translators played in the Russian history of translation; I published on the aspects of gender and sexuality as they manifested themselves in the Russian translation history, etc.

I am the Director of the MA in Translation and Russian Studies at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University, UK. I teach courses in translation theory, translation history and sociology of translation as well as contribute to the specialised English-Russian translation module.

For more information please see my website www.tyulenev.org.

Selected Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • 2015 'Translation and Agency', in Angelelli, Claudia V. & Baer, Brian James (eds.), Researching Translation and Interpreting, Routledge, pp. 17-31
  • 2013 'Social Systems and Translation', in Gambier, Yves & van Doorslaer, Luc (eds.), Handbook of Translation Studies, John Benjamins, pp. 160-166

Journal Article

Newspaper/Magazine Article

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Selected Grants

  • 2016: Russia - Western Europe: The Role of Translation in the Cultural Dialogue (£803.00 from CRCEES)

Supervises

Arabic Studies

Chinese Studies

French Studies

German Studies

Hispanic Studies

Italian Studies

Japanese Studies

Russian Studies

Translation Studies

Centre for Foreign Language Study