Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
Matteo FABBRETTI completed his Ph.D. in Languages and Translation Studies at the School in July 2015. Before embarking on his Ph.D. project, Matteo was among the first batch of students graduating from the newly established Translation Studies MA at the School in 2010, having previously graduated with a BA in Spanish and Japanese at Cardiff in 2006.
Matteo’s areas of expertise include Translation Studies, Japanese Studies and Fandom Studies. He is currently involved in a project of online ethnography, observing and participating in the practices of a voluntary translation community dedicated to the translation of Japanese visual narratives into English. Matteo is currently providing professional translation and interpreting services to public service organisations in Wales.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 3rd International Workshop (2015):
"The contemporary phenomenon of manga scanlation"
Japan Pop Culture Workshop (2017):
"Manga Scanlation and the Representation of Japanese Visual Culture"
MUTUAL IMAGES 6th International Workshop (2018):
"The Interplay of Structure and Agency in the Translation of Manga"
Publications with Mutual Images Journal
Vol. 3 (Autumn 2017):
Visuality and Fictionality of Japan and Europe in a Cross-Cultural Framework
Involvement with MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Member of the Editorial Board of Mutual Images Journal