Pete Freeth

Pete Freeth

Profile

I completed a BA (Hons) in German at the University of Leeds in 2016 and then continued on to complete an MA in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds in 2017. This led to my work as both a freelance and in-house German to English translator, specialising in marketing and technical texts for a number of large corportations. 

Following my experience in the translation industry, I am now undertaking my PhD at the University of Leeds thanks to funding from the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities.

Research interests

My PhD research focusses on the issue of the translator’s visibility within digital paratextual spaces and how we can assess the translator’s visibility within complex multimodal constellations of both digital and non-digital paratextual materials. This reflects my wider research interests of paratext theory, literary translation, the sociology of translation and contemporary literature in translation (particularly German literature).


Conferences

Verbal and visual paratexts in translation and interpreting studies (University of Nottingham), 2018 (12 September). Delegate.

4th Postgraduate Forum of Applied Linguistics (York St John University), 2019 (25 January). Presented a paper titled: “Would you like to see more reviews about this item?” Mediation and intervention in the paratexts of translated literature by digital storefronts.

6th Durham Postgraduate Conference in Translation Studies (Durham University), 2019 (1-2 June).  Presented a paper titled:  “Perhaps It All Got Lost in Translation?”: Digital Storefronts and the Competing Paratextual Framings of Look Who’s Back.

3rd Leeds Centre for Translation Studies Conference in Translation and Interpreting Studies (University of Leeds), 2019 (11 June). Presented a paper titled:  “Perhaps It All Got Lost in Translation?”: Digital Storefronts and the Competing Paratextual Framings of Look Who’s Back.

31st CETRA Research Summer School in Translation Studies (KU Leuven, Belgium). Participant; fully funded by the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities.

Qualifications

  • MA Applied Translation Studies
  • BA (Hons) German

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Translation Studies
  • German
  • Centre for World Literatures
  • Multimodality
  • Translation