What Does Arab Comics Culture Look Like?

BY MLYNXQUALEY on FEBRUARY 27, 2015 Yesterday at Brown University, scholars and artists met for an afternoon symposium about “Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture”: In Nadim Damluji’s presentation — “The Violence of Localizing Western Comics for Arab Children” — he began with a slide boiling down recognizably (North) American, European, and Japanese comics. There might well have been a fourth slot […]

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The Intellectual and the People in Egyptian Literature and Culture

Amāra and the 2011 Revolution Ayman A. El-Desouky Hardcover  (160 pages) £45.00 + delivery Permissions Request Libraries – add to your ebook collection on Palgrave Connect ISBN 9781137392435 Publication Date November 2014 Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) Publisher Palgrave Pivot The challenges of social cohesion and the radical possibilities of solidaristic action are among the most pressing issues on the global scene today. The Intellectual and […]

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Decoding Daesh: Why is the new name for ISIS so hard to understand?

By Alice Guthrie on 19/2/15 Arabic translator Alice Guthrie investigates ‘Daesh’, the new name for ISIS recently adopted by several world leaders because it delegitimises the group’s activities. But how can a new name undermine a terrorist organisation? And why do the English-speaking media find the name so difficult to understand? Over the last few months, there has been a […]

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Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi launches Alexandria Trust Arabic translation project

London, 25 February 2015 – Emirati scholar and writer Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi has officially launched the Alexandria Trust’s translation project by committing to support the Arabic translation of the first two titles from an all new library of short texts offering analysis and critique of seminal books, across 14 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, from all over the world. This […]

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Interview with Catherine Porter and Sandra Bermann

By: Eric Becker Published on January 6, 2015 Recently, I had the privilege to talk with Catherine Porter and Sandra Bermann about the release of their new book, A Companion to Translation Studies. Their book features 45 essays from leading translators, including the late Michael Henry Heim, that range from high-level investigations of the art to inquiries on specific quandaries facing the translator. With this new […]

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John Rylands Library: Links to Islamic and Arabic Manuscripts

This is an exceptional collection of digitised books like Kalilah wa Dimna and Alf Layla wa Layla, now available to the public to read online.   Illustrated mss on LUNA (as bookreaders)   Arabic MS 486 (2) Kalilah wa Dimna http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/z3z9mt Arabic MS 487 (537) Kalilah wa Dimna http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/av64bz Arabic MS 646 (706) Alf Layla wa Layla http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk/luna/servlet/s/1ger41 Arabic MS 658 (819) Qissat […]

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The prison in us

Alia Mossallam  Mada Masr, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 About a month ago I went to visit a friend in prison. It doesn’t matter who he or she was, since there are now hundreds of young men and women in Egypt’s prisons because of the new Protest Law. The prisons are full to the brim with teenagers, students, fathers, brothers, daughters and […]

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Update: Egypt confiscates revolution-time graffiti book for “instigating revolt”

Egypt Independent Mohamed Mostafa   Egypt’s customs services in Alexandria have seized 400 copies of  “Walls of Freedom”, a book depicting Egypt’s street graffitti art in the context of the 2011 uprising,  for “instigating revolt,” says the Finance Ministry.   Ahmed al-Sayyad, the ministry’s undersecretary, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the book contains elements that give “advice on confronting police and army forces,” […]

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Understanding new hybrid professions: Bourdieu, illusio and the case of public service interpreters

    DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2014.991277    Helen Colley & Frédérique Guéry    Published in:   Cambridge Journal of Education Volume 45, Issue 1, 2015 Special Issue:   Evoking and Provoking Bourdieu in Educational Research pages 113-131 Abstract Public spending reductions across the advanced capitalist world are creating new professions that have a ‘hybrid’ status and/or role. However, research on professional learning has paid little attention to […]

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University Lecturer in Arabic Language

The University of Oslo Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages   Job Description A full time position as University Lecturer in Arabic at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages is available from 15th of August 2015 The position as University Lecturer is a teaching position without research duties. A part of the position (25 percent) is, however, set aside […]

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