Other Grants

“Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures”

Monash University will be a key partner with the University of Warwick in a new research project which was awarded £1.8million in September by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the United Kingdom.  Established research links between the Warwick Chief Investigators, Loredana Polezzi and Jennifer Burns, and researchers in Translation and Italian Studies at Monash University played a central role in the successful outcome of the application entitled, “Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Cultures”.

Rita Wilson has been nominated as the Chair of the Project’s Advisory Board and will also act as the research supervisor for the Warwick Research Assistants based at Monash.  “I am very excited about the prospect of working on this ambitious transnational project which brings together a team of researchers from universities across the UK and external partners from Africa and the Americas   The project is highly innovative and transformative in both scope and methodology.”

The project (led by Prof Charles Burdett, University of Bristol) looks at the Italian communities established in the UK, the US, Australia, South America, Africa and at the migrant communities of contemporary Italy.  It will focus on the cultural associations that each community has formed and will examine the impact different types of linguistic and cultural translation have on notions of national identity.  The AHRC awarded the grant under their Translating Cultures theme, to address the need for better understanding and communication between and across diverse cultures.  

Since 2009 the School has been actively collaborating with the University of Warwick with successful outcomes including collaboration in the areas of Mobility and Migration, Cultural and Linguistic Translation and the Joint Doctoral Program.

Australia-Japan Foundation Grant Program

Perceptions of Australia in Japan through translation 
Dr Leah GerberDr Shani TobiasAssociate Professor Rita Wilson, Dr Brigid Maher 
2010: $5,000 2011: $15,000

Group of Eight-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

The Actuality of Romanticism
Professor Andrew BenjaminAssociate Professor Franz-Josef Deiters
2010-2011: $24,000

Copyright Agency Limited – CAL’s Culture Fund

Windows on Australia: Perceptions in and trough translation
Associate Professor Rita Wilson 
2010: $10,000

Go8 European Fellowship Scheme

Repetitions which are not repetitions – the non-redundant nature of tautological compounds
Dr Reka Benczes
2010: $20,000

Ministry of Culture of Spain and the ANU

The “New Spaniards”: Artistic Expression and National Identities in Spain’s Transactions (1968-2007)
Dr Stewart KingDr Ramón López-Castellano 
2010: $5,350

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Project for the Digitization of the Records of the Mechanics’ Institutes in Victoria
Professor Wallace Kirsop 
2010: US$5,000

Collier Charitable Fund

Intergenerational Language Learning
Professor Michael ClyneDr Marisa CordellaDr Hui HangDr Heinz Kreutz 
2009: $2,000

Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia

Educational Legacy of Vasil’ Sukhomlyns’kyi
Dr Alan Cockerill
2009: $4,025