Conflict Zone Field Guide for Civilian Translators/ Interpreters and Users of Their Services

Translators/Interpreters (T/Is) contracted to work in conflict zones are often non-professional linguists yet play a key role in communications. Operating in high-risk environments, they are extremely vulnerable and require special protection both during and after the conflict. Users of T/I services must be aware of their responsibilities to T/Is and of the need to continuously protect them. At the same

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The Case of the Arabic Noirs

  August 20, 2014 | by Jonathan Guyer Cairo: the metal detector beeps. The security man wears a crisp white uniform. He nods and leans back in his chair. The lobby’s red oriental carpet, so worn it’s barely red, leads upstairs to the hotel tavern. Enter the glass doors, where a cat in a smart bow tie and vest reaches for a lonely

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Resources from AALITRA: THE AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR LITERARY TRANSLATION

    Click on relevant links for each event to download resources (audio recordings)   TRANSLATING WORLD LITERATURE: JAPAN AND RUSSIA MARCH 10, 2014 4:41 AM With presentations by Royall Tyler and Rosamund Bartlett Thursday 6 March 2014 Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne During this evening dedicated to world literature in translation, two eminent translators talked about their work. Royall

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Fans of Gabriel García Márquez and Roberto Bolaño Have These Translators to Thank

By Karla Zabludovsky 24 August 2014  When Edith Grossman was translating a novel by Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, she was struggling with how to handle the ubiquitous slang. One day, at lunch with Fuentes, Grossman asked him how he had picked up such a vast repertoire of dirty, vulgar and unheard-of slang. “He said, ‘Well, number one, when I was a

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Introduction to Theory of Literature

About the Course This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is

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European Languages in Translation: Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication

  Main Hall, Taylor Institution – St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3NA September 25-26, 2014 Registration is open until Sunday 21st September, or until fully booked Conveners: Martin McLaughlin and Javier Muñoz-Basols (For enquiries please contact elisabetta.tarantino@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk)   In recent decades we have witnessed an ever-increasing exposure to new cultures and languages. Ease of travel, migration flows and increased opportunities to interact with foreign

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Comparative Law – Engaging Translation

  Edited by Simone Glanert Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages Hardback: £80.00
978-0-415-64270-5 26th June 2014   In an era marked by processes of economic, political and legal integration that are arguably unprecedented in their range and impact, the translation of law has assumed a significance which it would be hard to overstate. The following situations are typical. A French

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Themed issue: Comics and Translation – Call for Contributions

New Readings is a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing original research in the fields of European literature, cultural history, film and visual culture. New Readings is inviting articles on any aspect of the translation of comic literature, widely understood here to refer to literature that combines images with words, from single stand-alone panels, to comic strips and graphic novels. We are particularly

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Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, Revolutions

    by Anthony Alessandrini [This article is the final in a three-part Jadaliyya series that looks at Foucault’s work in relationship to the legacy of French colonialism in North Africa. Read the first and second installments here: “The Dangers of Liberalism: Foucault and Postcoloniality in France” by Diren Valayden and “Justifications of Power”: Neoliberalism and the Role of Empire by Muriam Haleh Davis.] My theoretical

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