David Johnston

Professor

  • Room 02.003 - 9 University Square

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I offer supervision across a wide range of areas relating to translation, interpretation and representation. If you would like more information or think you would to like to discuss a research proposal with me (which I advise you to do before formally submitting an application) I am more than happy to advise you on the development of a proposal.

1982 …2019

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Personal profile

Research Statement

My research centres around theatre, translation and performance. As such it is supported by the principles of practice of research, where both are seen to be mutually interrogating, forming together a bi-ocular focus that brings together theoretical models and paradigms with forms of cultural praxis. In this sense, translation is assessed as a creative and re-creative practice whose methods, scope and insights underpin a conception of the Humanities as both rooted and contextualised in the current moment, and alive to the challenges and shaping forces of diverse histories and geographies.

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Projects

Research Output

Translating and Staging the Temporal

Johnston, D., Dec 2019, (Accepted) London : Oberon Books.

Research output: Other contribution

  • Translation: The Outward Turn

    Johnston, D. & Bassnett, S., 01 Jan 2018, (Accepted) In : The Translator. 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Medieval and Modern Drama

    Johnston, D., 2017, (Accepted) Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Vol V, 1900-2000. Venuti, L. (ed.). In press. 14,500 words: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Narratives of Translation in Performance: Collaborative Acts

    Johnston, D., 05 Jul 2017, Adapting Translation for the Stage. Cole, E. & Brodie, G. (eds.). Routledge, (Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Making Things Public

    Johnston, D., 2016, Traducción, Medios de comunicación, Opininión Pública. Vidal, A. (ed.). Vertvuert Verlag Iberoamericana

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Datasets

    Out of the Wings. Spanish and Spanish American Theatre in Translation. www.outofthewings.org

    Johnston, D. (Creator), Boyle, C. (Creator), Thacker, J. (Creator), Spence, P. (Creator), DDH, King's College, London, 01 Apr 2009

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    Prizes

    Award for Best Radio Fiction, Boy at the Back

    David Johnston (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Award for Bohemian Lights

    David Johnston (Recipient), 1994

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Festival Fringe First Award for Blood Wedding

    David Johnston (Recipient), 1988

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    For Dog in the Manger, Washington Shakespeare Theatre

    David Johnston (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Radio Drama of the Year: Boy at the Back

    David Johnston (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    Translating the Untranslatable

    David Johnston (Chair)
    13 Mar 201816 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Atlantic Studies: Literary, Cultural and Historical Perspectives (Journal)

    David Johnston (Guest editor), Rui Carvalho Homem (Guest editor)
    Jun 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    The Future of Machine Translation

    David Johnston (Invited speaker)
    Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Translation: Deceptive Synchronicity

    David Johnston (Invited speaker)
    Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Translating Beyond Reason

    David Johnston (Invited speaker)
    Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Impact

    Theatre Translation and Cultural Encounter

    David Johnston (Participant)

    Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact

    Thesis

    Translation and dramaturgy : translating Casina for performance

    Author: Kirk, R., Dec 2011

    Supervisor: Johnston, D. (Supervisor) & Robb, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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