Translating Dissent: Voices from and with the Egyptian Revolution

To order a copy, go to https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138929876 Published 2016, by Routledge Discursive interventions in the political arena are heavily mediated by various acts of translation that enable protest movements to connect across the globe. Focusing on the Egyptian experience since 2011, this volume brings together a unique group of activists who are able to reflect on the complexities, challenges and limitations […]

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The Challenge and Promise of Interdisciplinarity: Jiao Tong Baker Centre

Launch of Baker Centre for Translation & Intercultural Studies School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China 13-15 October 2017 Invited Speakers and Workshop Leaders Keynotes and Workshops Abstracts Registration (now open) Conference Programme   Friday 13 October 2017 08.00-08.40 Registration 08.40-09.15 Welcome Address and Launch of Centre 09.15-10.15 Plenary I Kaisa Koskinen, University of Tampere, FinlandA Conversation across Disciplines and […]

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Bahia Shehab’s Mahmoud Darwish Project II

More Walls Painted In 2016 Bahia Shehab started an international street campaign celebrating the work of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The first intervention was in Vancouver-Canada. In February she sprayed the stanza “Stand at the corner of a dream and fight” in downtown Vancouver. Street expression is no longer tolerated in Cairo. Shehab finds that the work of Darwish is […]

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Six Moments from a Revolution: A Mosireen Video Timeline

Omar Robert Hamilton Ibraaz, 4 July 2017 Archives are important. Control the past, and you shape the present. Throughout history archives have been a target and a tool of oppressive governments, invading armies and colonial administrators. The national archives in Egypt are kept as hidden from the public as possible, part of a wider project to divorce people from their […]

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The cinematic love letter to Cairo that none of its residents will see

Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City documents life in the Egyptian capital over 10 years, but authorities have refused him a permit to show it Ruth Michaelson, Wednesday 12 July 2017 Ask a Cairo resident to describe the most frustrating thing about living in the Egyptian capital, and they will likely tell you about the noise, the […]

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Translaboration: Exploring Collaboration in Translation and Translation in Collaboration

Special Issue of Target Edited by Alexa Alfer and Cornelia Zwischenberger In recent years, ‘translation’ has become an increasingly widely used metaphor within and across disciplines to describe, broadly, the processes by which knowledge is generated, shared and applied. At the same time, ‘collaboration’ has emerged as a buzzword in translation circles. Discussions of the latter frequently centre on recent […]

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Interview with Mona Baker (Recorded by Tomás Costal (UNED))

Published on 13 Jun 2017 Interview with Mona Baker, Professor Emerita of Translation Studies at the University of Manchester Recorded by Tomás Costal (UNED) Subtitles available in English 0:12 – Translation Studies: how did it emerge and how has it evolved in the last decades? 4:22 – You have been a professional translator, you have worked in academia, you have, […]

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Books for Mosul

The University of Mosul, Iraq was severely damaged by ISIS during its occupation of the city, and he Central Library was burned to the ground. Colleagues have mounted a campaign to re-establish the library by sending requests to some of the world’s leading universities and research institutes to donate books in specific fields. They are appealing to us in the fields of translation […]

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Press Release: UCU Congress rejects “confusing” definition of antisemitism

Bricup, British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, and FSoI, Free Speech on Israel for immediate release – 29th May 2017 UCU Congress rejects “confusing” definition of antisemitism Support for Palestinian professor denied entry to Israel Download BRICUP FSOI leaflet ucu congress 2017 Free Speech on Israel, a Jewish-led organisation which defends the right to criticise Israel, and the British Committee for the Universities of […]

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Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike as Israel refuses to budge

By Emma Heywood, Lecturer and researcher, Coventry University In The Conversation, 26 Ma 2017 As the massive Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike enters its second month, there are more than 1,300 detainees on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. More and more family members and supporters are gathering in “solidarity tents” throughout the West Bank and Gaza. I visited one such tent in […]

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HKBU: Professor in the Translation Programme: Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Classics

Hong Kong Baptist University FACULTY OF ARTS Department of English Language and Literature Professor in the Translation Programme (PR327/16-17) Full-time, Non-tenure Track The Translation Programme was established in 1990 with the aim of training sophisticated cross-cultural communicators to serve the local community and the Chinese Mainland, and has since become one of the leading such programmes in the region, in […]

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