New Voices in Translation Studies 11 (2014)

Edited by  Geraldine Brodie, Elena Davitti, Sue-Ann Harding, Dorothea Martens, David Charlston, M. Zain Sulaiman, Alice Casarini, Gloria Kwok Kan Lee     TABLE OF CONTENTS Editorial Geraldine Brodie, Elena Davitti, Sue-Ann Harding, Dorothea Martens, David Charlston, M. Zain Sulaiman, Alice Casarini and Gloria Kwok Kan Lee [Editorial] i-v   ARTICLES     Chaucer Abducted:  Examining the Conception of Translation […]

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The appropriation of the concept of intertextuality for translation-theoretic purposes

DOI: 10.1080/14781700.2014.943677 Panagiotis Sakellariou Published online: 27 Aug 2014, in Translation Studies, Taylor & Francis The present article offers a critical account of key applications of the concept of intertextuality for translation-theoretic purposes. It is argued that these applications form part of a reorientation in Western translation studies that involves a significant reconceptualization of both the practice of translation and the […]

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Writing and Translating Francophone Discourse: Africa, The Caribbean, Diaspora

Edited by Paul F. Bandia Amsterdam/New York, NY 2014. VII, 235 pp. (Textxet 78) ISBN: 978-90-420-3894-3 Paper €52,-/US$73,- ISBN: 978-94-012-1176-5 E-Book €47,-/US$66,- Online info: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=TEXTXET+78   This book is a much needed contribution to interdisciplinary research on the intersection of French and Francophone Studies and Translation Studies. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the two disciplines whereby theories and concepts developed […]

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Translation and Politics

University of Liege, 7-9 May 2015 The words ‘translation’ and ‘politics’ are so frequently used in a metaphorical sense that it can be safely claimed both that everything depends on translation and that everything is involved in politics. It is clear, however, that from the beginning the two fields, as indeed language and power, are closely related. Translation is about […]

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Prefiguration in Contemporary Activism

A CTIS/CIDRAL Workshop: 4 December 2014  Keynote Speaker: Marianne Maeckelbergh (Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, Netherlands; Co-founder of Global Uprisings) Click here for programme and abstracts Prefiguration, or ‘prefigurative politics’, involves experimenting with ways of enacting the principles being advocated by an activist group in the here and now, rather than at some future point when the conditions for […]

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A wounded Egypt

  Sally Toma Monday, October 13, 2014  A nurse and her staff have tamed the men in a mental health ward into becoming compliant patients. They spend their days and nights in a medicine-induced state of fogginess that prevents them from rebelling against the petty rules and regulations that govern the ward. A smug guy believing he is free arrived […]

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Misstated Excerpt of Times Article Offers Fresh Take on President Sisi of Egypt

    By THE NEW YORK TIMES OCT. 15, 2014   There is no such thing as bad press for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at least not if it is translated by Al Ahram, Egypt’s flagship state newspaper. A recent report in The New York Times described the muted reaction to Mr. Sisi’s speech last month before the United Nations General Assembly compared with […]

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MENA REGION: POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Call for Papers: The 21stAnnual Research Conference March 16-18th, 2015 The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt Conference Website: http://conf.aucegypt.edu/AUC2015 Conference Email: auc.conf2015@aucegypt.edu   Introduction The American University in Cairo (AUC) is hosting its annual conference on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region post-2015 development agenda. AUC is the region’s premier English-language university connecting the region and the […]

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The mysterious fall and rise of the Arab crime novel

Marcia Lynx Qualey Last updated: 28 September 2014 Why are gentleman-thieves and murder mysteries making a comeback in Arabic popular fiction? When Egyptian novelist and photographer Ahmed Mourad was asked earlier this year, why so few Egyptians were writing crime novels, he said that the genre was new, “and anything new is usually accompanied by a lot of attack and criticism”. Then […]

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On Hunger Strike

Omar Robert Hamilton London Review of Books Vol. 36 No 19 · 9 October 2014 page 30 | 1717 words After the shock and awe tactics of the Rabaa massacre last summer, when Egypt’s military regime murdered around a thousand supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, the rolling counter-revolution has played out mostly within the justice system, between police stations, […]

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