The AALITRA Review no. 11

We are pleased to announce that issue no. 11 of The AALITRA Review: A Journal of Literary Translation just been published. It contains eleven peer-reviewed contributions – articles, reviews, translations – by translators and academics working with a range of languages and literatures. The table of contents appears below. Articles can be accessed at https://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au/ojs/index.php/AALITRA/index The AALITRA Review: A Journal […]

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A Theory of Nonviolent Action

HOW CIVIL RESISTANCE WORKS STELLAN VINTHAGEN Distributed for Zed Books 224 pages Paper $29.95, ISBN: 9781780325156 Published November 2015 Cloth $95.00, ISBN: 9781780320540 Published November 2015 In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp’s seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973. Employing a rich collection of […]

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Recruitment of Postdoctoral Fellow

Closing deadline extended to 10 June 2016 The Department of Translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is now hiring a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow, initially tenurable for 12 months, with the possibility of further extension for an additional 12 months. As the first Department of Translation in Hong Kong, our programme has a long history of excellence in a […]

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What are the most-cited publications in the social sciences (according to Google Scholar)?

The London School of Economics and Political Science Impact Blog Drawing on citation data that spans disciplines and time periods, Elliott Green has identified the most cited publications in the social sciences. Here he shares his findings on the 25 most cited books as well as the top ten journal articles. The sheer number of citations for these top cited publications is […]

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Bahia Shehab’s Mahmoud Darwish Project

  In 2016 Bahia Shehab started an international street campaign celebrating the work of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The first intervention was in Vancouver-Canada. In February she sprayed the stanza “Stand at the corner of a dream and fight” in downtown Vancouver. Street expression is no longer tolerated in Cairo. Shehab finds that the work of Darwish is more relevant […]

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CTIS Occasional Papers, Volume 7, 2016

Edited by Pauline Henry-Tierney and Dinithi Karunanayake Published by the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester   ISBN: 978-0-9540829-6-3 ISSN: 1474-578X     Contents Introduction Pauline Henry-Tierney and Dinithi Karunanayake pp. 1-3 When the Role of the Court Interpreter Intersects and Interacts with New Technologies Jérôme Devaux pp. 4-21 Towards the Construction of Organisational Professionalism in Public […]

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The Pushing-Hands of Translation and its Theory

In memoriam Martha Cheung, 1953-2013 Edited by Douglas Robinson © 2016 – Routledge 234 pages, Hardback: 9781138901759 Pub: 2016-05-12 This book presents an East-West dialogue of leading translation scholars responding to and developing Martha Cheung’s “pushing-hands” method of translation studies. Pushing-hands was an idea Martha began exploring in the last four years of her life, and only had time to publish at article length in […]

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Antisemitism and the left

Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party May 2016, Red Pepper If the mainstream media is to be believed, the Labour Party is seriously afflicted with antisemitism. Although most of the remarks cited as incriminating were directed at Israel and pro-Israeli activism, and not […]

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