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Karen Seago

Prog Director
Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries
City University London


"Dr Seago is Director of City's Translating Popular Culture MA and Programme Director of the PhD Translation Studies. She holds an MA in English and German (Erstes Staatsexamen, Germany) and a PGCTS (Zweites Staatsexamen, Germany). She gained an in MA Comparative Literature from Manchester University and a PhD in Translation from London University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been appointed to the European Commission List of Experts (Translator Education). Dr Seago teaches translation theory and genre conventions on the MA Translating Popular Culture and supervises dissertations."

Research Interest

"Dr Seago's main research interests are in literary translation and comparative literary studies and she has published widely on folk and fairy tales, feminist and literary revisions of fairy tales, especially in the work of Angela Carter, and on the reception / translation of Grimms' Fairy Tales in England. "


  • Seago, K. (2005). Aspects of gender in translations of “Sleeping Beauty. Translation, Transformation and Reception, Comparative Critical Studies, 2(1), pp. 23–43.

  • Seago, K. (2012). The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm. MARVELS & TALES-JOURNAL OF FAIRY-TALE STUDIES, 26(1), pp. 113–115.

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