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Diana Roig Sanz

Diana Roig Sanz

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Diana Roig-Sanz is an ICREA Research Professor and an ERC Starting Grant holder at the IN3 (UOC). She is the coordinator of the Global Literary Studies Research Lab and the principal investigator (with Laura Fólica) of the research line Global Translation Flows. She is also the principal investigator of the ERC StG project “Social Networks of the Past. Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959” (Grant Agreement: 803860).  She has been a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow and a visiting professor at the Oxford Internet Institute, at the University of Oxford, and has developed research residencies and postdoctoral fellowships at top-ranked institutions like the Centre for Translation Studies (KU Leuven), the IHMC (École Normale Supérieure), the Department of European and Intercultural Studies (La Sapienza), or the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analyses (Amsterdam).

Research interests

Her research interests deal with cultural and global literary history and sociology of translation from a digital humanities approach and her successive projects have been based on a consistent and fruitful research line on cultural transfer and the circulation of cultural goods, in which she has strived to challenge and revise former scholarly interpretations and develop new original approaches.

Selected publications

Roig-Sanz D & Folica L 2021, ‘Big translation history Data science applied to translated literature in the Spanish-speaking world, 1898-1945’, Translation Spaces, 10, 2, 231 – 259.

Roig-Sanz D,  Fólica L & Ikoff V 2021. ‘Literary Translation in Historical Periodicals. The Spanish-Speaking World’. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Media, ed by E Bielsa, Routledge, London, New York.

– Carbó E & Roig-Sanz D 2021. ‘Las instituciones culturales y la cooperación. La creación de redes transnacionales en la primera modernidad española’, en Las dos modernidades. Edad de Plata y Transición Cultural en España, ed por J Gracia y D Ródenas, Visor, Madrid, pp. 193-229

Roig-Sanz D 2021. ‘Translation Policy in The Interwar Period. The International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation (1925-1946)’. The Routledge Handbook of Translation History, ed by Ch Rundle, Routledge, London, New York, pp 452-468

Selected research activities

Closing plenary lecture at the European Association for Digital Humanities Conference ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Data’, Russia, moved online, 21-24 September

Closing plenary lecture at the Conference Big Data and the Humanities in Iberoamerica, Granada, 16-17 December

Plenary lecture at the IX Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Hispanistas del Benelux, 8-10 September

Invited lecturer at the Research Centre for Global Dynamics, Leipzig Universität, 5 March

Organizer of the International Conference (with N Rotger) ‘Global Literary Studies: Key Concepts’, Barcelona, moved online, 20-21 May 2021. With the contribution of top researchers in my field: F Orsini (SOAS, London), D Ganguly (Virginia, USA), M Espagne (ENS, Paris), or M Hagener (Marburg).

Member of the advisory board of BELTRANS – Intra-Belgian literary translations since 1970. Funded by BELSPO Brain-be. Budget: 820 085 euro

Securing of a Marie Curie Fellowship (Maud Gonne)

ICREA Memoir 2021