British university votes ‘Yes’ to academic boycott of Israel

  By Fanny Malinen New Internationalist Blog Published on March 5, 2015 Chants of ‘BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] yes, BDS yes!’ rocked the walls of the Students’ Union bar at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) last Friday. SOAS was the first university in Britain to hold a school-wide referendum on an academic boycott of Israel […]

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Why people are willing to die for an idea

From beyond the grave, they shape our lives more than they did when they when they were alive. By Costica Bradatan June 18  The Washington Post Costica Bradatan is an Associate Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Texas Tech University. His latest book is “Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers.” Moscow, Oct. 7, 2006. Anna Politkovskaya, […]

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PROFESSORS / ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS / ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF TRANSLATION, CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Qualifications sought: PhD in translation or other related fields Application deadline: August 3, 2015 Description of post: Applicants should (i) possess a relevant PhD degree in translation or other related fields; (ii) specialize in one or more of the following areas: practical translation (including translation project supervision), interpreting, translation studies, literary translation and computer translation; and preferably (iii) have relevant teaching experience and […]

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Call for Papers: Linguistics, Literature & Translation

  You are invited to take part in The 5th International Conference of APETAU in Collaboration with the Arab Open University (AOU)- Jordan (14-16 Nov. 2015: Linguistics, Literature & Translation at the Department of English Language and Literature, AOU, Amman-Jordan. Selected refereed papers of the conference will be published in a special volume of International Journal of Arabic-English Studies(IJAES), the […]

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In memoriam: Radwa Ashour, Egyptian novelist

Publishing house Shorouk marks birth an­niversary of Egyptian novelist and critic Radwa Ashour by reissuing five of her books. 2015/06/12 Issue: 9 Page: 21 The Arab Weekly Mona Anis   The publishing house Shorouk marked the an­niversary of the birth of Egyptian novelist and critic Radwa Ashour by reissuing five of her books. Ash­our’s death last December created waves of […]

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Translation and Borders: Call for Papers

Special issue of TranscUlturAl, due Fall 2017     The aim of this special issue is to explore the notion of border in the context of translation and interpreting. We live in an era when crossing a border is no longer always a difficult task, thanks to advanced means of transportation and digital communication. However, the concept of border still […]

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A Conference in Cairo

Yasmin El-Rifae June 12th, 2015, Muftah I walked through downtown Cairo on a quiet Friday morning in March 2015, late to a conference I had helped organize and a little bit anxious. The conference was about the political importance of translation – of language and concepts – in connecting protest movements to one another and allowing them to be narrated […]

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On returning from Palestine

Omar Robert Hamilton 12 June 2015, Mada Masr At the border it is always the same questions. Do you have another name? Do you have another passport? What is your father’s name? What is his father’s name? Have you ever been to Syria? Lebanon? Morocco? What are you doing here? I used to feel sick for days before coming to […]

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Human rights in focus: Dalia Abdel Hameed

The right to equal opportunities for women Wednesday, May 27, 2015 By Mai Shams El-Din After the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak, a group of feminist activists stood at the heart of Tahrir Square and made several demands concerning women’s rights and freedoms. They were met by insults and curses from passers-by and criticism from others, who maintained this was […]

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