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Cultural Translation

11th December 2009, Cardiff University

Call for Papers

 

Etymologically, the word translation is linked, among other things, to “tradition” on the one hand and to “betrayal” on the other. … And yet the word tradition itself, linked in its roots to translation and betrayal, has to do with handing over. Tradition itself is nothing if it is not a transmission. How is tradition to be transmitted, to be passed on, if not through translation? (Rey Chow)

 

The process of “cultural translation” is inevitably enmeshed in conditions of power – professional, national, international. … Given that that is so, the interesting question for enquiry is … how power enters into the process of “cultural translation” (Talal Asad)

 

 

For this free interdisciplinary conference, we invite proposals on problematics of:

  • Intercultural encounters
  • Translation between cultures
  • Postcolonialism and the politics of translation
  • Diaspora, migration, mobility and cultural practices
  • Ethnicity, language, representation and cultural identity
  • Theories and practices of cultural translation
  • Tradition, transmission, translation and problems of origins
  • Re-examining the assumptions of translation
  • Questions of technology, mediation and the voice
  • Ethical and political problems in academic methodologies

 

Proposals: 400-word proposals for 20-minute papers.

Deadline: 1st September 2009

Email: BowmanP@cf.ac.uk

 

NB: This conference is free. Places are strictly limited. Papers will be selected by committee.

 

Organisation: The conference is organised by:

  • The Cardiff Humanities Research Institute Project, ‘Representing Migration and Mobility in European Cultures’ (Cardiff School of European Studies);
  • The Race, Representation and Cultural Identity Research Group (Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies).

 

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Friedrich Engels: The Frock-Coated Communist

The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels

Tristram Hunt talks about his new book:

21st May, 7.00pm, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH  

Friedrich Engels is one of the most attractive and contradictory figures of the 19th century. A co-founder of international communism and co-author of The Communist Manifesto, Engels was far more than Marx’s right-hand man. He was a profound thinker in his own right who predicted the social effects of today’s free-market fundamentalism and globalisation. In this talk, Tristram Hunt discusses his biography of Engels, The Frock-Coated Communist, and considers how one of the great bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous personal life with his uncompromising political philosophy.

Dr Tristram Hunt is one of Britain’s best known young historians. He is a lecturer in British history at Queen Mary, University of London and a former associate fellow at the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College, Cambridge. A leading historical broadcaster, he has authored numerous series for BBC Radio and Television and Channel 4 and is a regular contributor to The Times, The Guardian and The Observer.

 

This event is organised in partnership with Newham Bookshop.

745-747 Barking Road, London E13 9ER: http://newhambooks.co.uk/blog

 

Tickets £6 (Concessions £4)

Tel: 020 7392 9220

Further details and online booking: http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/events_details.asp?EventsID=382

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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After 1968: The Singular, The Trans-individual and the Common

 

Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
After 1968
http://www.after1968.org/index.php/lectures/view/15
http://www.janvaneyck.nl/

Tuesday 19 May
14:00 – 18:00

After 1968: The singular, the trans-individual and the common
— lectures organised by Sara Farris
— auditorium

14:00
Introduction by Sara Farris

14:10
Luca Basso
”Singularity and the common in Marx”

 

14:50
break

15:05
Vittorio Morfino
”Individuation and trans-individual in Simondon and Althusser”

15:50
discussion

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

 

Centre of African Studies, SOAS, University of London, presents:

Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror
By Mahmood Mamdani

 

Mahmmod Mandani will present his recently published book Saviors and Survivors at SOAS, as part of this UK tour. The book is the first account of the Darfur crisis to consider events within the broad context of Sudan’s history, and to examine the efficacy of the world’s response to the crisis.

Wednesday 03 June 2009
5.30pm, Room G3
SOAS
All welcome

SOAS
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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The Geopolitics of Global Energy: International Competition, Rivalry and Conflict

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/polsoc/news/thegeopoliticsofglobalenergy

The Geopolitics of Global Energy: International Competition, Rivalry and Conflict
An International Workshop on 28-29 May 2009, Birkbeck College, University of London

For further information and free registration please contact: a.colas@bbk.ac.uk

 

In recent years questions surrounding energy security have become the focus of international security and global politics. A number of issues have been central to these debates:

 
    • The impact of high energy prices on economic development and 
political stability within states
    • The dependence of industrialised states on sources of energy from 
unstable geopolitical zones
    • The role of states in securing access to and control of energy 
resources
    • The relationship between commercial energy producers and 
distributors to governments
    • The geopolitical consequences of the increased leverage of energy 
producing states
    • The international political and geopolitical consequences of the 
competition amongst states to secure access to and control of energy resources

This workshop brings together a number of international specialists on energy security and geopolitics in order to shed further theoretical and empirical light on contemporary resource competition and rivalry, especially – though not exclusively – between the West and its Eurasian contenders. In particular the workshop will compare and contrast the strategies and policies of states in the Europe, the Americas, East Asia and Africa, as both producers and consumers of energy. It seeks, additionally, to explore with greater rigour and precision the meaning and purchase of the ‘geopolitical’ turn in contemporary international studies.

 

Programme:

 

Mark BASSIN, University of Birmingham – ‘Energy and the Geopolitics of Russian Neo-Imperialism’

Cyrus BINA, University of Minnesota, USA – ‘Oil: The Geopolitics of Energy in the Epoch of Globalization’

Klaus DODDS, Royal Holloway, University of London – ‘The Arctic in the Global Imagination: Geopolitics, Resources, and Environment’

Dominick JENKINS, formerly of Greenpeace, London – ‘Churchill, Oil and the Royal Navy’

Ray KIELY, Queen Mary, University of London – ‘Theories of Imperialism, Contemporary Geopolitics and the Rise of China’

Kees VAN DER PIJL, University of Sussex – ‘The West, Georgia and Russia-Rearticulating Politics and Economics’

Gonzalo POZO-MARTIN, School of Slavonic and East-European Studies, University of London – ‘Inflammable Politics: Russia, Ukraine and NATO Enlargement’

Sam RAPHAEL, University of Kingston – ‘US Empire and the Control of Oil: Lessons from the Caspian Basin’

Doug STOKES, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent – ‘Unpacking the Logics of the US Global Oil Order’

Javier VADELL, Catholic University, Belo Horizonte, Minais Gerais, Brazil – ‘The Chinese Economic Penetration of South America and the US Response’

Paris YEROS, Catholic University, Belo Horizonte, Minais Gerais, Brazil – ‘Emergent (Sub) Imperialisms: The New Scramblers for Africa’s Energy and Minerals’

 

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