PhD fellowship in Latin-American Translation Studies (KULeuven)

For Translation and Intercultural Transfer, Campus Brussels we are looking for a

PhD fellowship in Latin-American Translation Studies

The PhD fellow will be engaged in the Research Group “Translation and Intercultural Transfer”, which is described in the link below. The PhD fellow will have the opportunity to work in close contact with different other PhD researchers affiliated to CERES (Centre for Reception Studies, KU Leuven), which favours an interdisciplinary approach that combines reception and translation studies. Via the co-supervisor the PhD project is also integrated with the Research Group “Hispanic Literatures and Cultures” at the Faculty of Arts at Leuven. This Research Group is an initiator of a EU-project about transnationality.


This PhD-project will focus on the translation and reception of contemporary Peruvian fantastic narrative into the French, Anglo-Saxon, and Brazilian literary systems. More specifically, its objective is to analyze how the subtle manipulation of narrative enunciation, which is typical of the fantastic genre, is reproduced in different target languages, and the aesthetical and ideological consequences brought about by these translation processes in a transnational context. More information about the project can be requested by e-mail at the following address:


Applications are invited from candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Master in Literature or Translation, Advanced Master in Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies with great academic distinction (magna cum laude)
  • Strong skills in the area of Latin-American literature
  • Excellent command of Spanish and English
  • Good command of French, Portuguese or Dutch is an asset
  • Strong research skills and the ability to present results at international conferences and to publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • The willingness to search for extra research funding


  • The PhD fellow will receive a salary of approximately 1900 euro per month (after taxes) for a period of 4 years
  • Employment in a challenging scientific context
  • The fellowship will lead to a doctoral degree awarded by KU Leuven
  • All regular provisions for PhD fellows at KU Leuven Campus Brussels will apply, such as allocation of an office space, a laptop, and funding for participation in international conferences


For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Erwin Snauwaert, tel.: +32 2 609 37 99, mail: or Prof. dr. Nadia Lie, tel.: +32 16 32 55 65, mail:
You can apply for this job no later than August 21, 2016 via the online application tool