Dr Caroline Summers

Dr Caroline Summers


I hold a BA (Hons) in French and German from the University of Cambridge. I then went on to complete an MA in Translation Studies at the University of Manchester, where I also completed my PhD. 

My doctoral research examined shifts in authorial identity that occur as a result of the translation process and has recently been published as a monograph, entitled Examining Text and Authorship in Translation: What Remains of Christa Wolf? (2017).  

My research focuses on sociological approaches to literary translation, especially the construction of authorship.

I also have experience as a freelance translator.

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Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Translation Studies
  • Centre for World Literatures
  • German
  • Cultural studies
  • Gender
  • Literary studies
  • Translation
  • Theatre, Music and Performance

Current postgraduate researchers

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