Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

By Valeria Luiselli Publisher: Coffee House Press Year: 2017 ISBN: 9781566894968 American Book Award Winner: A “moving, intimate” account of serving as a translator for undocumented children facing deportation ( The New York Times Book Review ). Nonfiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize Finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Structured around the forty questions volunteer worker Valeria

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Fragmented Narrative: Telling and Interpreting Stories in the Twitter Age

Neil Sadler Routledge, 2022 With the rise and rise of social media, today’s communication practices are significantly different from those of even the recent past. A key change has been a shift to very small units, exemplified by Twitter and its strict 240-character limit on individual posts. Consequently, highly fragmented communication has become the norm in many contexts. Fragmented Narrative sets out

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“What is in a preposition?”: Reading Turkish Literature as World Literature

Review of Burcu Alkan and Çimen Günay-Erkol, eds. Turkish Literature as World Literature. NY: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. Mehtap Ozdemir, 22 July 2021, published in The Medium Conventionally traced back to Goethe’s conceptualization of the term Weltliteratur in the early decades of the nineteenth century, world literature has gained traction both as a critical construct and an academic field in the past

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From text to data: Mediality in corpus-based translation studies

Jan Buts & Henry Jones MonTI: Monografías de Traducción e Interpretación URI: http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/115357 Abstract This paper seeks to promote deeper reflection within the field of corpus-based translation studies (CTS) regarding the digital tools by means of which research in this discipline proceeds. It explicates a range of possibilities and constraints brought to the analysis of translated texts by the keyword

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HTN Conference 2022

  The inaugural conference of the   History and Translation: Multidisciplinary Perspectives 25-28 May 2022 University of Tallinn   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Hilary Footitt (University of Reading) Hephzibah Israel (University of Edinburgh) Ronnie Hsia (Pennsylvania State University)                                IMPORTANT DATES Preliminary panel proposal: 31 August 2021 Acceptance

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Epistemologies of Evidence-based Medicine

Buts, Jan, Mona Baker, Saturnino Luz and Eivind Engebretsen (2021) ‘Epistemologies of Evidence-based Medicine: A plea for corpus-based conceptual research in the medical humanities’, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. https://doi-org.ezproxy.uio.no/10.1007/s11019-021-10027-2 OPEN ACCESS https://link-springer-com.ezproxy.uio.no/article/10.1007/s11019-021-10027-2 Abstract Evidence-based medicine has been the subject of much controversy within and outside the field of medicine, with its detractors characterizing it as reductionist and authoritarian, and

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Understanding Wikipedia’s Dark Matter

Hong Kong Baptist University 15-17 December 2021 | Online via Zoom Second Call for Papers   Background Wikipedia is the world’s largest online encyclopaedia. It has 303 active language editions, which were accessed from 1.7bn unique devices during October 2020. Now over twenty years old, the encyclopaedia has been studied by academics working within a range of disciplines since the mid-2000s,

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The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Health

Edited by Şebnem Susam-Saraeva and Eva Spišiaková Copyright Year 2021 ISBN 9781138335349 The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Health provides a bridge between translation studies and the burgeoning field of health humanities, which seeks novel ways of understanding health and illness. As discourses around health and illness are dependent on languages for their transmission, impact, spread, acceptance and rejection in

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Who You’re Reading When You’re Reading Arab Women

When Arab women are translated into English, the characters often reflect the prejudices of Westerners M. Lynx Qualey M. Lynx Qualey is founding editor of the translation-community website ArabLit Newlines Magazine, April 9, 2021   Arab women’s writing was slow to be translated from Arabic to English. Eighteenth and 19th century Orientalists focused largely on canonizing medieval men. Certainly, their

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Rebecca Johnson’s ‘Stranger Fictions: The History of the Novel in Arabic Translation’

In Stranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation, Rebecca C.  Johnson looks at the role that literary translations and adaptations played in the Arabic novel of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: By Tugrul Mende Through Johnson’s book, we get a glimpse of literary consumption, productions, and circulation during the Nahda period — the final decades of the nineteenth

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