Silvia Soler Gallego
Office: Clark C109
Office Hours: Spring 2016: Wednesday and Friday, 3-4 pm
Position: Assistant Professor
- Translation and Interpreting
Department: Languages, Literatures and Culture
Dr. Soler Gallego is an Assistant Professor of Translation at the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (College of Liberal Arts) with a Doctorate in Translation. She teaches literary translation, introductory and advanced courses in Spanish-English translation and interpreting, and advanced Spanish communication skills. She was doctoral and postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at the University of Cordova in Spain. Her main research interest is museum audio description, a type of intersemiotic translation aimed at facilitating access to culture for people with a visual impairment. Her research has appeared in Perspectives: Studies in Translatology, JoSTrans: Journal of Specialized Translation, MonTI (Monographs in Translation and Interpreting), as well as in a number of edited books and conference proceedings. She has participated in international conferences such as the Media for All conference, the International Conference On Multimodality, and the International Conference on Corpus Linguistics. She has completed research stays at Rutgers University in New Jersey and the ISIT in Paris. She is since 2009 a member of the Tracce (Translation & Accessibility) research group, based at the University of Granada. She has participated in three funded R+D projects on translation and interpreting as accessibility tools for people with a sensory disability. In 2013 she co-founded Kaleidoscope Universal Accessibility, a non-profit association dedicated to foster universal access to culture and information through translation. She is also a freelance translator and has mainly worked in English-Spanish translation projects in the computing field.
PhD in Translation, University of Cordoba, Spain
Soler Gallego, S. (forthcoming). "A corpus-based move analysis of the genre of art museum audio descriptive guides", in Alonso Almeida, F.; Cruz García, L. and V. González Ruiz (eds.), Corpus-based Studies on Language Varieties. Linguistic Insights. Bern: Peter Lang.
Soler Gallego, S. 2015. "Audio description in art museums: genre and intermediality," in Requeijo Rey, P. and C. Gaona Pisonero (coords.), Contenidos innovadores en la universidad actual. Madrid: McGraw Hill, 675–685.
Jimenez Hurtado, C. & Soler Gallego, S. 2015. "Museum accessibility through translation: A corpus study of pictorial audio description," in Diaz Cintas, J., J. Neves & D. Sanchez (eds.), Audiovisual Translation: Taking Stock. Cambridge Scholars.
Soler Gallego, S. & Chica Núñez, A. 2014. "Museos para todos: evaluación de una guía audiodescriptiva para personas con discapacidad visual en el museo de ciencias" [Museums for All: evaluation of an audio descriptive guide for visually impaired visitors in the science museum]. Revista Española de Discapacidad 2(2): 145-167.
Soler Gallego, S. & Jimenez Hurtado, C. 2013. "Traducción accesible en el espacio museográfico multimodal: las guías audiodescriptivas" [Accessible translation in the multimodal museographic space: audio descriptive guides]. JosTrans 20, 181-200.
Jimenez Hurtado, C. & Soler Gallego, S. 2013. "Multimodality, translation and accessibility: A corpus-based study of audio description." Perspectives: Studies in Translatology 21(4): 577-594.
Soler Gallego, S. 2012. Traducción y accesibilidad en el museo del siglo XXI [Translation and accessibility at the 21st century museum]. Granada: Ediciones Tragacanto