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Dr Sophie Stevens

Sophie Stevens

Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies and Translation Studies

Email: s dot stevens at warwick dot ac dot uk


Humanities Building, Room 1.09

University Road, University of Warwick

Coventry CV4 7AL

About

Sophie Stevens joined Hispanic Studies at Warwick in 2016 after completing her AHRC-funded PhD at King’s College London. At King’s she taught on undergraduate courses in Latin American cultural studies, Latin American theatre and translation.

Research interests

Sophie’s research investigates theatre translation to examine how a dramatic text from Latin America can become mobile, move into the target language and context of the UK and take root there. By focusing on dramatic texts from Uruguay, her work explores key questions around performability to analyse how theatre translators create a play in the stage language of the target context, which actors and directors can inhabit and develop for performance.

Her current work examines theatre workshops, rehearsal processes and performances of translated plays using a framework of practice as research. Her research is informed and enhanced by collaborations with theatres, including previous projects with Blackboard Theatre and the Arcola Theatre. Her translation of Dancing Alone Every Night by Raquel Diana was performed as a rehearsed reading as part of Out of the Wings 2016: Play Readings from Spain and Latin America.

Publications

'Distance and Proximity in Analysing and Translating Bailando sola cada noche (Dancing Alone Every Night)', The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review, 6 (2016), 81-99

Administrative Role

Erasmus Coordinator for Incoming and Outgoing Students in Hispanic Studies

Qualifications

PhD in Spanish and Spanish American Studies Research, King's College London, 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, King's College London, 2015

MA in Spanish and Spanish American Studies, King's College London, 2010

Associateship of King’s College London, 2009

BA in French and Hispanic Studies, King's College London, 2009

Drop-in Hour (Term 3: weeks 1-3) 

Monday 2-3pm
Tuesday 1-2pm

Please email for appointments at other times