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Lea Klein

Research student, School of Modern Languages


I am currently undertaking a PhD in Translation Studies under supervision of Prof. Fabio Vighi and Prof. Rachael Langford, which applies Lacanian Discourses to different elements of translation in general, and Bible translation in particular.

In 2014, I completed my Master's Degree at Cardiff University with Distinction, after completing my Bachelor's Degree in Germany at the University of Trier in Japanese Studies and English Language and Literature, with the overall grade 1.5/very good.


Research interests

My research interests include Lacanian Psychoanalysis, in particular his four discourses introduced in Seminar XVII, as well as Translation Theory with a strong focus on Bible Translation. 


Unconscious Discourses in Translation

The main focus of my PhD project is the application of Lacan's discourses to different elements of translation. The application highlights the presence and relevance of Lacanian discourse patterns in approaches to, as well as the processes of translation.

The second part of my project presents an illustration of the above, which identifies and demonstrates the preceding applications in Bible Translation. 


Fabio Vighi

Professor Fabio Vighi

Professor of Italian and Critical Theory

Dorota Goluch

Dr Dorota Goluch

Senior Lecturer