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Dr Szilvia Naray-Davey
Dr Szilvia Naray-Davey
postal addressCrescent House, Salford, M5 4WT.
email addresss.naray-davey@salford.ac.uk
telephone0044161 295 6790
website addresshttp://ignitionstage@wordpress.com
Key Memberships
From December 2010 to August 2015.
From December 2010 to September 2010.
From October 2011 to August 2015.
From December 2010 to October 2011.
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for Literary Studies (CLS)
From December 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Szilvi joined the English Literature and Language Subject Group as a Lecturer in Drama in September 2010. Her background as a drama practitioner includes stage and film acting in New York, Los Angeles, London and Manchester. She trained in method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and worked as an actress for 10 years before founding her own theatre company, Ignition Stage, in 2007. Ignition Stage’s remit is to produce translated drama from Central and Eastern Europe.

Among her most recent productions is ‘PRAH’ (written by Hungary’s acclaimed playwright Gyorgy Spiro), translated and directed by Szilvia. The play was staged in Manchester and London, supported by a generous Arts Council grant. It was extremely well received by audiences and reviewers alike.

Szilvi’s major research focus is on literary translation, with a particular emphasis on drama translation, both as a translator and a Translation Studies scholar. To date, she has translated three contemporary Hungarian plays; these will be used as part of a publication for Oberon Books. Szilvi also co-translates contemporary Hungarian short stories, together with Dr Ursula Hurley.

Szilvi was awarded her PhD in 2016 for her doctoral thesis entitled ‘Practice Based Methodologies for Contemporary Drama Translation’.

 

Key Qualifications
1994
1995
1996
2009
2010
2016
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Performances
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2013
Mar

This was an International one day symposium organised by Szilvi, Prof Salama Carr and  Dr. Sameh Hannah . The guest seaker was Prof Adam Versenyi from The University of North Carolina, founder and ... more >>.

2012
Jul

 Organiser 

Conference Presentations
2014
Nov

  

This interdisciplinary ( translation studies and drama )  workshop presentation  addresses the paradox that in order to  successfully transl... more >>.

2014
Nov

  

This interdisciplinary ( translation studies and drama )  workshop presentation  addresses the paradox that in order to  successfully transl... more >>.

2013
Jun

Szilvi was an invited  guest speaker at this symposium.

2013
Apr
2012
Jul
2011
Apr
Invited Papers and Lectures
2015
Sep

 This interdisciplinary ( translation studies and drama )  workshop presentation  addresses the paradox that in order to  successfully translate  the humour of the source text dialogue one  must of... more >>.

Media Appearances
2012
May

 Szilvi was invited to read her  co -translations of Anna Szabo's poetry.  The poems were  translated by Szilvi and her poet colleague Judy Kendal.

She also performed an extract from her own translat... more >>.