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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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Aesthetic divinations: making sense and (non)sense of Mystory

Mystory represents the first steps towards a quantum leap from literal, alphabetical thinking into the world of electracy. It allows us to build up the confidence to think across several discourses (often simultaneously) while using the skills acquired by practicing … Continue reading

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More on genres…

The term “white paper” came up today during today’s UF talk by the journalist Cynthia Barnett about her new book, Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis. Barnett had originally written this white paper for the Collins Center of Public Policy … Continue reading

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Writing as Social Action: genre analysis practice

In the past, I was surprised at how many of my students didn’t seem to “get” the rhetorical analysis assignment. Instead of analyzing the way Martin Luther King’s “Letter From the Birmingham Jail” functions rhetorically, they often merely summarized King’s … Continue reading

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