Translation and History: A Textbook

  By Theo Hermans Copyright Year 2023     ISBN 9781138036987   Published July 7, 2022 by Routledge   This concise and accessible textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the key historical aspects of translation. Six chapters cover essential concepts in researching and writing the history of translation and translation as history. Theo Hermans presents and explains fundamental issues and

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Translating Every Day: The Importance and Impossibility of Decolonising Translation

Kavita Bhanot writes on mother-tongue shame, translating across generations, and decolonising translation.   Personal Essays, Pen Transmission, 7 October 2020   Last year, I participated in a two-day conference, organised by ‘postcolonial intellectuals’, called ‘Intellectuals without Borders’. I presented on the ‘Whiteness of Postcolonial and Multicultural Literary Criticism’, intending to disrupt the very idea of the ‘borderless intellectual’. I sensed

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Foundations of Solidarity: A Conversation with Yasmin El-Rifae

June 23, 2022 By Helen Mackreath, Los Angeles Review of Books   IN THE WAKE of the intensifying resistance to the occupation of Palestine, the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States (and beyond), and such movements as #StandWithStandingRock, appeals for solidarity with the plight of migrants, occupied populations, racialized minorities, and Indigenous peoples have become culturally pervasive. This

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Premodern Experience of the Natural World in Translation

Edited By: Katja Krause, Maria Auxent, Dror Weil 2022, Routledge DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003258704 OPEN ACCESS   This innovative collection showcases the importance of the relationship between translation and experience in premodern science, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to offer a nuanced understanding of knowledge transfer across premodern time and space. The volume considers experience as a tool and object

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Narratives and Evidence – Which stories about COVID-19 did we believe and why?

  Eivind Engebretsen, Mona Baker LSE Impact Blog, 25 May 2022   Rigorous empirical evidence is often presumed to be the most persuasive, notably in fields such as healthcare and medicine, where there are established frameworks for assessing the quality of evidence. In this post, Eivind Engebretsen and Mona Baker argue for the importance of narrative rationality, especially in areas

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In Support of Boycott, Divest, Sanction and a Free Palestine

Editorial By The Crimson Editorial Board April 29, 2022 When oppression strikes anywhere in the world, resistance movements reverberate globally. The desire for rightful justice spreads, like wildfire, moving us to act, to speak, to write, and right our past wrongs. Over the past year, the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee has strived to do just that. Amid escalating tensions

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Unsettling Translation: Studies in Honour of Theo Hermans

Edited by Mona Baker Copyright Year 2022 ISBN 9780367681968 268 Pages 18 Illustrations Will be available open access in June 2022 This collection engages with translation and interpreting from a diverse but complementary range of perspectives, in dialogue with the seminal work of Theo Hermans. A foundational figure in the field, Hermans’s scholarly engagement with translation spans several key areas,

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How to make sense of medical evidence?

Read about our new book on evidence and COVID-19   In our forthcoming book, Rethinking Evidence in the Time of Pandemics: Scientific vs Narrative Rationality and Medical Knowledge Practices (Cambridge University Press, 2022), we offer a theoretical framework that identifies and distinguishes different types of rationality – specifically scientific and narrative rationality – and hence plural conceptualizations of evidence in

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