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The META-FRASEIS Programme

Welcome to the homepage of the META-FRASEIS Programme

The META-FRASEIS Programme is a multimedia educational programme on translation, which seeks to highlight the potential of translation to raise  awareness of socio-cultural and socio-linguistic specificity. It aims at creating online educational material on translation, intercultutal variation and identity. It investigates translation from a variety of theoretical perspectives that would contribute to the study of intercultural and linguistic variation as it is inscribed in discourse and is manifested through translation practice. It addresses students and a broader audience interested in issues related to the complexity of language transfer. The series aims at

  • enhancing learning experience at the university, by developing learning online materials complementary to coursework, and

  • opening up topics dealt with at university to a broader audience.

The programme is the result of a collaboration between the Faculty of English Studies, School of Philosophy, University of Athens (Co-ordinator: Prof. Maria Sidiropoulou) and the Network Operation Center, Αdvanced Telematic and e-Learning Services Unit, University of Athens. The programme comprises:

  • units with audiovisual presentations on issues in translation studies.

  • a bilingual e-volume, Interlingual Perspectives –translation e-volume/μεταφρασεολογικός η-τόμος Διαγλωσσικές Θεωρήσεις, on the interaction of Greek with other languages through translation.
  • an archive of English-Greek headline pairs of press articles, for translation studies research (T.E.G.MA., Translated English-Greek MAterial).
  • translation studies doctoral research.

  • The prersent homepage of the META-FRASEIS Programme also presents activities of the first three-year term (2020-2023) of the META-FRASEIS Laboratory, while its venue on the 9th floor of the School of Pfilosophy was being prepared, and was finally given to the Department in 2023. 

The co-ordinator, Professor Maria Sidiropoulou, would like to cordially thank colleagues from the Department of English, and beyond, for contributing expertise and ideas to the programme. Their contribution has been most appreciated.