METM24 keynote speakers announced


MET is happy to reveal the names of our two keynote speakers for METM24.

David Bellos is an award-winning translator and biographer with a background in French language and literature. He is the author of Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the Meaning of Everything (2011) and is currently the Meredith Howland Pyne Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, New Jersey. David will join us at METM24 to give a talk titled Translation rights: from past riches to present poverty. His talk will be inspired by his most recent book, published earlier this year: Who Owns This Sentence? A History of Copyrights and Wrongs.

Julia Molinari is a Lecturer in Professional Academic Communication in English at the Open University in the UK, an Academic Consultant and an Academic Mentor. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD on Academic Writing (University of Nottingham). Julia is the author of What Makes Writing Academic: Re-thinking Theory for Practice (Bloomsbury, 2022) and is currently working on the ethical and epistemic impact that generative artificial intelligence may and will have on writing and knowledge creation. Her METM24 keynote talk is titled On re-imagining academic writing as an act of love.

Find out more about our speakers and read their talk abstracts on the METM24 keynote page.

A preview of what's happening when at the conference is available on our website. The full programme will follow soon.