Fourth Summer School for Translation Studies in Africa

Call for participants TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING IN DEVELOPING CONTEXTS FOURTH SUMMER SCHOOL FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA: 29 AUGUST – 2 SEPTEMBER 2016 UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA ARE YOU INVOLVED IN TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA? DO YOU WANT TO DEVELOP YOUR THINKING AND RESEARCH SKILLS? THEN YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THE FOURTH SPRING SCHOOL FOR TRANSLATION STUDIES IN AFRICA! The […]

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The prefigurative politics of translation in place-based movements of protest

Subtitling in the Egyptian Revolution DOI: 10.1080/13556509.2016.1148438 (link to prepublication version at end of post) Mona Baker, The Translator, Volume 22, Number 1, 2016, pages 1-21 Abstract The idea of prefiguration is widely assumed to derive from anarchist discourse; it involves experimenting with currently available means in such a way that they come to mirror or actualise the political ideals that […]

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Translation and Religion, 1-3 September 2016

Call for papers: Translation and Religion: Interrogating Concepts, Methods and Practices 1-3 September 2016 University of Edinburgh, 1-3 September 2016 Abstract Submissions Deadline: April 15, 2016 What is the relationship between ‘translation’ and ‘religion’? While all ‘religions’ travel and engage in translation of one kind or another, what gets translated? How do the different components of what is currently understood […]

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Cultural Turns: New Orientations in the Study of Culture

By Doris Bachmann-Medick The contemporary fields of the study of culture, the humanities and the social sciences are unfolding in a dynamic constellation of cultural turns. This book provides a comprehensive overview of these theoretically and methodologically groundbreaking reorientations. It discusses the value of the new focuses and their analytical categories for the work of a wide range of disciplines. In […]

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The Trans/National Study of Culture: A Translational Perspective

Ed. by Bachmann-Medick, Doris This volume introduces key concepts for a trans/national expansion in the study of culture. Using translation as an analytical category, it explores what is translatable and untranslatable between nation-specific approaches such as British/American cultural studies, German Kulturwissenschaften and other traditions in studying culture. The range of articles included in the book covers both theoretical reflections and […]

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New Insights into Arabic Translation and Interpreting

New book from Multilingual Matters edited by Mustapha Taibi This book addresses translation and interpreting with Arabic either as a source or target language. It focuses on new fields of study and professional practice, such as community translation and interpreting, and offers fresh insights into the relationship between culture, translation and interpreting. More info: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783095247

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Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World (Oman)

3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation November 3-5 2016 Oman Department of English Language and Literature Sultan Qaboos University Call Deadline: 11 April 2016. Decision returned by 2 May Meeting Description Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature […]

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Hope without Illusion: Ten Signs of Change in Egypt

by Abdelrahman Mansour and Mohamed Aboelgheit Jadaliyya, 14 May 2016 Egyptians occupying streets, blocking traffic, and chanting patriotic slogans: Contrary to conventional wisdom, these images became part of Egypt’s contemporary political arena well before the January 2011 Revolution. We saw them on multiple occasions in 2006, 2008, and even in 2010, when Egypt’s national football team won the Africa Cup of Nations. Those are […]

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Transformative Works and Fan Activism

Special Issue of TWC (Transformative Works and Cultures), Volume 10, 2012 Edited by Henry Jenkins and Sangita Shresthova, University of Southern California Table of Contents Editorial Up, up, and away! The power and potential of fan activism Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova HTML Theory Fandom meets activism: Rethinking civic and political participation Melissa M. Brough, Sangita Shresthova HTML “Cultural acupuncture”: Fan activism […]

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Beyond the Spectacle: Translation and Solidarity in Contemporary Protest Movements

Mona Baker This chapter maps out the space of translation within the political economy of contemporary protest movements, using the Egyptian Revolution as a case in point and extending the definition of translation to cover a range of modalities and types of interaction. It identifies themes and questions that arise out of the concrete experiences of activists mobilizing and reflecting […]

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