Category Archives: Reviews

Pseudotranslation as discourse?

Texts discussed: Michel Foucault “What Is Author?” in The Foucault Reader ed. Paul Rabinow, New York: Pantheon, 1984. pp. 101-120. Print. Marcel Proust. The Lemoine Affair. Tr. Charlotte Mandell. Brooklyn: Melville House Books, 2008. Print. Paolo Rambelli “Pseudotranslations, Authorship and … Continue reading

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Integration vs. Dissolution of the self: translating yogic philosophy for the West

Texts discussed: Daniel Raveh. “Lost in Translation: shifts of self and identity in the English versions of Patañjali’s Yogasūtras. Translating Selves. Ed. Nicolaou and Kyritsi. Continuum, 2008. Print. Mark Singleton. Yoga Body: the origins of modern posture practice. Oxford UP, … Continue reading

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The line that goes out for a walk

Tim Ingold. Lines: a brief history. Routledge, 2007. Print. An ecology of life, in short, must be one of threads and traces, not of nodes and connectors. And its subject of inquiry must consist not of the relations between organisms … Continue reading

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Translation in the Digital Age

Michael Cronin. Translation in the Digital Age. Routledge, 2012. E-book. Strangely, there is a shortage of full-length academic works dedicated to the implications and practice of translation in the age of near-ubiquitous computing. Michael Cronin’s is the only recently published … Continue reading

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Schleiermacher and Benjamin, in new translation

Friedrich Schleiermacher. “On the Different Methods of Translation.” Translated by Susan Bernofsky. Translation Studies Reader. 3rd ed. Ed. Lawrence Venuti. Routledge: 2012. Print. Walter Benjamin. “The Translator’s Task.” Translated by Steven Rendall. Translation Studies Reader. 3rd. ed. Ed. Lawrence Venuti. Routledge: 2012. Print. I … Continue reading

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Scandals of translation and moving towards minoritizing theory of translation, and remainders

Lawrence Venuti. The Scandals of Translation. Routledge: 1998. Print. I’ve been meaning to read this book by Lawrence Venuti for a while. Having listened to his interviews (Reading the World podcast series has a great one) and read a few essays … Continue reading

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Distilling George Steiner’s Babel

George Steiner. After Babel. 3rd edition. Oxford UP, 1998. Kindle. This is my humble attempt to make sense of George Steiner’s monumental (both in terms of sheer size and influence) work on philosophy of language and translation. Steiner is the … Continue reading

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