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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Professor Ángeles Carreres

Ángeles Carreres
Professor of Spanish and Translation Studies (teaching)
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
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Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom



Ángeles Carreres's interests lie in the fields of translation and language learning. She has published a number of papers in these areas and, with María Noriega-Sánchez and Carme Calduch, is joint author of Mundos en palabras: Learning advanced Spanish through Translation (Routledge, 2018), a handbook which explores innovative ways of using translation for language teaching and learning. She is co-editor of two special issues focusing on the role of translation in language learning: Translation in Spanish Language Teaching: the Fifth Skill (Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, Taylor & Francis, 2017) and Translation and Plurilingual Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning (Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts, John Benjamins, 2021).

Ángeles is also interested in the interplay between translation and philosophy. She is the author of the monograph Cruzando límites: la retórica de la traducción en Jacques Derrida (Crossing Borders: The Rhetoric of Translation in Jacques Derrida, Peter Lang, 2005), which looks at Jacques Derrida’s take on translation. She has co-edited the volume Translation and Multimodality: Beyond Words (Routledge 2020).

Ángeles is a member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal Translation and Translanguaging in Multilingual Contexts (John Benjamins) and, with Monica Boria, is currently co-editor of Il Pietrisco Translations, a journal focussing on the practice of literary translation into and out of Romance languages. She is one of the founders and former convenors of the research group Cambridge Conversations in Translation, based at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH).

In 2008 she was awarded the University’s Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching. Ángeles has translated works of fiction from English into Spanish.