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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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Genealogies of Knowledge Software – Developments and Enhancements

The Genealogies of Knowledge project has recently announced the release of the GoK corpus browser interface for researchers wishing to work with the range of corpora developed as part of this project. This is a substantial resource which is constantly being expanded. It currently consists of the following sections: Modern English Corpus: 17,757,212 tokens Internet English Corpus: 1,201,414 tokens Classical Greek

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Conference Programme: Genealogies of Knowledge I 2017

Genealogies of Knowledge: The Evolution and Contestation of Concepts across Time and Space

Genealogies of Knowledge I: Translating Political and Scientific Thought across Time and Space The University of Manchester 7-9 December 2017 Conference Programme The full programme of the Genealogies of Knowledge 2017 Conference can now be viewed and downloaded from the conference website, in both outline and detailed versions: Hosted by the research team leading the AHRC-funded Genealogies of Knowledge

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Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth-Century Egypt

The Aga Khan University

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, London October 19, 2017 Part of DIALOGUES 2017: a thought-provoking series of seminars on governance in Muslim contexts The Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations is hosting Governance and Public Health in Early Nineteenth-Century Egypt in the fourth seminar of its 2017 Dialogues Series. Dr.

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Democracy, Futurity, and Security in Post-Coup Cairo (Video)

The Conditions of Possibility

Dr. Ian Alan Paul (Al-Quds Bard College, Abu Dis, Palestine) is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. Drawing upon his fieldwork undertaken between 2013 and 2015, this event at the University of Manchester explored the myriad forms of contestation that emerged between the diverse legacies of the January 2011 uprising and the subsequent 2013 military coup in Cairo, Egypt. The

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