Lecturer in Comparative Translation Studies
University of Leeds
Caroline Summers holds a BA (Hons) in French and German from the University of Cambridge. She went on to complete an MA in Translation Studies at the University of Manchester, where she also completed her PhD. Her AHRC-funded doctoral thesis ‘What Remains of Christa Wolf? The Author-Function as a Translated Narrative’ examined shifts in authorial identity that occur as a result of the translation process. She has written on Christa Wolf, on paritexts in translated works, and on the ‘author function’ in translation theory and practice. Her current research focuses on sociological approaches to literary translation, especially the construction of authorship. Dr Summers also has experience as a freelance translator.