Rethinking the Art of Subtitles

  By Grant Rosenberg/Paris, Time, May 15, 2007 Early on in the 2004 supernatural Russian thriller Night Watch, the protagonist, trying to prevent a witch from casting a spell on his unborn child, yells at the top of his lungs in protest. For English-speaking audiences, the subtitles do more than just translate the literal meaning: the words “no” and “stop” with three exclamation […]

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Translation Studies Doctoral and Teacher Training Summer School

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS STRIDON Translation Studies Doctoral and Teacher Training Summer School 27 June – 8 July 2016, Piran, Slovenia Guest Lecturer 2016: Professor Brian James Baer, Kent State University STRIDON Translation Studies Doctoral Summer School and Teacher Training Summer School is a joint initiative by 5 different universities (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Boğaziçi University, Turkey; University of Turku and University of East […]

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“God Wills It!”

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Uri Avnery | Gush Shalom & Uri Avnery’s Site | 11 September 2004 Two shocking manifestos were published this week. Both call for comment. One of them declares that dismantling the settlements in the Gaza Strip is a “crime against humanity”. It does not mention that they were set up on the land reserves […]

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Too Much to Atone for on Yom Kippur

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Anne Gwynne | Axis of Logic | 11 September 2004 At 8:30am yesterday, the newsreader on Pacifica Radio’s Morning Show told us of Shaul Mofaz’s latest announcement that “Israel has locked down the West Bank and Gaza Strip until the Jewish holiday season ends in October…from fears of Palestinian attacks.” (Direct quotation). But what […]

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The Oligarchs

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Uri Avnery | Arab Media Network | 31 July 2004 This is a TV series about Russia . But it could have been about Israel . Or about the United States . It is entitled “The Oligarchs” and is now being screened on Israeli television. Some of its episodes are simply unbelievable – or […]

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Obeying the Law

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Guardian Leader | The Guardian | 22 July 2004 Once again Israel has vowed to flout a United Nations resolution and once again America will let it. In voting against the general assembly’s resolution demanding that Israel obey a World Court ruling to dismantle the wall it is building through the West Bank, the […]

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Mixing prophecy and politics

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Jane Lampman | The Christian Science Monitor | 7 July 2004 Christian Zionists are growing in influence – even as they fight for policies their critics say work against peace in the Mideast. For these believers, it’s all about fulfilling biblical prophecy. JERUSALEM – Ray Sanders and his wife, Sharon, grew up on farms […]

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Don’t Blame Arafat

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) David Hirst | The Guardian | 17 July 2004 Camp David failed because Israeli hardliners manipulated intelligence. In his memoirs, the former US president Bill Clinton writes that the Camp David summit, of which this month marks the fourth anniversary, was the greatest failure of his career. And that, he says, was overwhelmingly Yasser […]

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