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Maria Isabel Fernandez Garcia

Associate Professor

Department of Interpreting and Translation

Academic discipline: L-LIN/07 Language and Translation - Spanish

Curriculum vitae

She graduated in Hispanic Philology (Universidad de Barcelona), continuing her studies in ‘semiotics of the theatre' at the School for Arts and Drama (DAMS - University of Bologna).

Since 1989 she has been teaching at the School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators (University of Bologna, Forlì), where she has held courses in Italian-Spanish Translation, Spanish Language, Oral Language Mediation (Italian and Spanish) and Spanish Literature.

From 1987 to 1994 she had a busy professional career as a translator in the publishing field as well as a simultaneous interpreter for films for the Film Library of the City of Bologna.

Part of the university theater since 1993, she has been responsible for the design of over 20 performances in Spanish, staging texts by Cervantes, Borges, Lope de Vega, García Lorca, Sanchis Sinisterra, Abilio Estévez, etc.. She has also made three documentary films for the EU, the University of Bologna and the Municipality of Bologna.

She  is currently the scientific director of the Center for Theatre Studies, "Scenic Studies and Intercultural Communication", Department SITLeC (University of Bologna, Forlì) and member of the board "The Diego Fabbri Centre for research and training in theater and the language of entertainment " (Forlì, University of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna).

She has published research in the following areas:

the acquisition of Spanish as a foreign language in future language mediators, the theater as Art and as a teaching tool in acquiring translation and intercultural skills, multimedia translation, the translation of poetry, Hispanic influence on modern Italian, the translation of the novela policiaca, Spanish and Hispanic-American, for the Italian market.

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