Rehumanizing the migrant: the translated past as a resource for refashioning the contemporary discourse of the (radical) left

Author: Mona Baker in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0386-7 Abstract: This study examines conceptions of outsiders to the polity, focusing on the lexical items migrant(s), refugee(s), and exile(s) in both internet- and print-based sources. Drawing primarily on a subsection of the Genealogies Internet Corpus consisting of left-wing sources, I argue that left-wing politics is currently caught up in the rhetoric of the

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Editions, translations, transformations: refashioning the Arabic Aristotle in Egypt and metropolitan Europe, 1940–1980

Author: Kamran Karimullah in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0376-9 Abstract: Like translations, critical editions can play an important role in the language-mediated evolution of political concepts. This paper offers a case-study of a modern edition of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the famous twentieth-century Egyptian philosopher and father of ‘Arab existentialism’ Abd al-Rahman Badawi (d. 2002). It draws on ancient Greek and

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Shifting characterizations of the ‘Common People’ in modern English retranslations of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: A corpus-based analysis

Author: Henry Jones in Palgrave Communications OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0348-0 Abstract: Little research has yet explored the impact of (re)translation on narrative characterization, that is, on the process through which the various actors depicted in a narrative are attributed particular traits and qualities. Moreover, the few studies that have been published on this topic are either rather more anecdotal than

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Retranslating Thucydides as a scientific historian: A corpus-based analysis

Author: Henry Jones in Target: International Journal of Translation Studies OPEN ACCESS DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/target.19082.jon Abstract The nineteenth century was a period of dramatic change in Europe for the idea of history. While from antiquity through to the eighteenth century, historiography had broadly been considered an artistic and rhetorical activity, this view gradually lost ground in the nineteenth century to an

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Conference – Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse

Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse 7-8 October 2019 The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London Link to event page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-words-laying-down-the-law-translating-arabic-legal-discourse-tickets-64718417529 About the event What is the impact of translation on the diffusion of legal concepts between domains of discourse? Does the translation of legal terminology modify the perception of the corresponding

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Searching for Statesmanship: a Corpus-Based Analysis of a Translated Political Discourse

Author: Henry Jones in Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought Open Access Volume/Issue: Volume 36: Issue 2 Link: https://brill.com/view/journals/agpt/36/2/article-p216_2.xml Keywords: translation; statesmanship; democracy; Plato; Aristotle; classical Greece Abstract With its connotations of superior moral integrity, exceptional leadership qualities and expertise in the science of government, the modern ideal of statesmanship is most commonly traced back to

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Registration now open: Constructing the ‘Public Intellectual’ in the Premodern World

Constructing the ‘Public Intellectual’ in the Premodern World A two-day conference co-hosted by the Genealogies of Knowledge project, the Division of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK 5th-6th September 2019 | Chancellors Hotel, Manchester Call for papers Keynote speakers Important dates Venue Programme Registration Bursaries Contact Abstracts Registration now open We are pleased

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Edoardo Crisafulli – Demystifying Christian Liberty

Demystifying Christian Liberty Edoardo Crisafulli 1 May 2019, 5pm-6.30pm Ellen Wilkinson Building, Room B2.4 University of Manchester On 1 May 2019, the Genealogies of Knowledge team will be hosting a talk by Dr Edoardo Crisafulli entitled ‘Demystifying Christian Liberty’. No registration is necessary, all are very welcome to attend!   Abstract This presentation delves into one of the most hotly

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Genealogies of Knowledge II

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Translation and the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong In collaboration with the Genealogies of Knowledge Project, University of Manchester, UK 7-9 April 2020 This event has been cancelled due to the volatile political situation in Hong Kong. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this

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Genealogies of Knowledge Conference I (Dec. 2017): Video recordings now available

The Genealogies of Knowledge project team is pleased to announce that video recordings of all six keynote presentations delivered during our first international conference last year in December 2017 are now available to view online. Please click on the links below to access these resources. Each speaker’s abstract and bio data can additionally be found here. Keynote presentations   Robert

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