Translating China as Cross-Identity Performance

By James St. André May 2018, 336 pages US$68 cloth   This provocative new book applies the perspective of cross-identity performance to the translation of a wide variety of Chinese texts into English and French from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Drawing on scholarship in cultural studies, queer studies, and anthropology, James St. André argues that many cross-identity performance techniques, including

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Sugar-coating Female Genital Mutilation in United Nations documents in English and Arabic

  A Diachronic Study of Lexical Variation By Yasmin Raafat This Dissertation is registered and submitted to the Faculty of Humanities (Department of Translation and Interpreting), University of the Witwatersrand, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Interpreting and translation. Supervisor: Professor Judith Inggs Johannesburg, 2017   Abstract (extract from introduction)   My struggle against FGM started around the

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Translation and the Production of Knowledge(s)

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, published by the American University in Cairo, has released its 38th issue (2018) Guest-edited by Mona Baker The point of departure for this special issue of Alif is that knowledge is “produced” rather than “discovered,” and that translation is a core mechanism for the production and circulation of all forms of knowledge. With very few exceptions, the intimate connection between

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What the Egyptian Revolution Can Offer #MeToo

The Nation, JANUARY 22, 2018 I helped protect women from assault during the protests—those experiences can benefit feminists all over the world. By Yasmin El-Rifae I wonder how many women were slow to engage with the Weinstein story and the #MeToo campaign that followed. I was. I’ve been writing about sexual violence for years, but I ignored the Weinstein story for

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TranscUlturAl: Special Issue on Translation and Borders

Vol 9, No 2 (2017) Translation and Borders Table of Contents TRANSLATION STUDIES Introduction: Borders in Translation and Intercultural Communication Jonathan Evans , Helen Ringrow PDF 1-12 Dirty pretty language: translation and the borders of English Mirona Moraru , Alida Payson ABSTRACT PDF 13-31 Le doublage, à la frontière entre traduction et adaptation ? Frédérique Brisset ABSTRACT PDF 32-46 Where

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Six Moments from a Revolution: A Mosireen Video Timeline

Omar Robert Hamilton Ibraaz, 4 July 2017 Archives are important. Control the past, and you shape the present. Throughout history archives have been a target and a tool of oppressive governments, invading armies and colonial administrators. The national archives in Egypt are kept as hidden from the public as possible, part of a wider project to divorce people from their

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The cinematic love letter to Cairo that none of its residents will see

Tamer El Said’s In the Last Days of the City documents life in the Egyptian capital over 10 years, but authorities have refused him a permit to show it Ruth Michaelson, Wednesday 12 July 2017 Ask a Cairo resident to describe the most frustrating thing about living in the Egyptian capital, and they will likely tell you about the noise, the

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The Conditions of Possibility: Democracy, Security, and Futurity in Post-Coup Cairo

Dr. Ian Alan Paul (Al-Quds Bard College, Abu Dis, Palestine) 9 June 2017 Martin Harris Building – JOHN CASKEN THEATRE The University of Manchester 14:00-16:00   Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. His practice encompasses experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to produce novel conditions for the exploration of contemporary politics and aesthetics in

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Samah Selim: Translator’s Introduction to Arwa Salih’s The Stillborn

Arwa Salih. The Stillborn: Notebooks of a Woman from the Student Movement Generation in Egypt. Trans. Samah Selim. London, New York, Calcutta: Seagull Books, Forthcoming 2017. Translator’s Introduction[1] Arwa Salih was an Egyptian communist who came of political age in the early 1970s; in the aftermath of the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, the end of the Nasser era, and the

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