Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space

7-9 December 2017 1st Call for Papers call-for-papers-2017-conference The production and circulation of knowledge across temporal and cultural spaces is a well-established research theme among classicists and historians of political thought, ideas, science and medicine, but recent developments have opened up new perspectives on this area of study. The study of social knowledge flows has advanced our understanding of these […]

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Translation Studies Posts, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

The Department of English Language and Literature at the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, is recruiting academic members of staff in the field of Translation in various academic ranks Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. Applicants should meet the following conditions: PhD. in Translation or Linguistics An appropriate record of publications. Appropriate teaching […]

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Khalid Abdalla: ‘I didn’t have the right to play Arab roles unless I had lived the struggle’

The Kite Runner actor is also an activist involved in documenting Egypt’s uprising and subsequent collapse. So why has the Cairo premiere of his new film been called off? For Khalid Abdalla, the boundary between life and art has repeatedly blurred and shifted over the past six years. The actor, best known for his roles in films such as The Kite […]

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Megan Berkobien on Establishing the ‘Emerging Translators Collective’

BY MLYNXQUALEY on NOVEMBER 4, 2016 At this year’s American Literary Translators Association conference, Megan Berkobien talked at a panel that went beyond #namethetranslators about the Emerging Translators Collective she helped found at the University of Michigan.Post-panel, she answered a few questions for ArabLit: Why “alternative and collaborative publication models” for bringing translations into English? What’s not working about the existing ones?  Megan Berkobien: I knew I […]

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Swimming Backwards

 Khalid Abdalla   31 October 2016 My father isn’t dead yet, but he almost died twice. Illness brought us to the very edge of the precipice and both times his loosening grip sent stones of harrowing sizes tumbling, but the avalanche of grief has so far remained in place, alert. Still, walking on the fault line I have come close […]

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