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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 241–269.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Philip Balboni; Henry Clements Abstract This article seeks to clarify how scholarship in postcolonial studies and new ontology (the “ontological turn”) has construed the problem of modernity as a problem of translation. Drawing on resources from the field of secular studies, it suggests...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 253–278.
Published: 01 October 2021
... as a subject and as a problem. They each also have forgotten genealogies. This article outlines these genealogies and their intersection through the politics of translating Islam as submission, peace, or salvation; of narrating its place and temporality in modernity; and of reinterpreting historical texts...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 152–192.
Published: 01 October 2021
... anthem and the American national anthem in Spanish on the streets of Los Angeles (Butler and Spivak 58). Bharati translated the Bengali Bankim’s rousing “Vande mataram,” the putative not-yet national anthem, into Tamil, thereby multiplying its message for a heterogeneous populace. The transgressive...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (1): 88–116.
Published: 01 April 2018
...) , and a related diplomatic tradi­ tion, with which the Empire had previously conducted its affairs with the rest of the world. The Ottoman debates around how exactly to translate international-as multiple nations, multiple states, or their interrelation­ ship-testified to the novelty ofthenew imaginarythattheidea...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 April 2020
... by Arendt Hannah , translated by Zohn Harry , 253 – 64 . New York : Schocken Books , 1968 . Chittick William C. The Self-Disclosure of God: Principles of Ibn al-ʿArabī’s Cosmology . Albany : State University of New York Press , 1998 . Chittick William C. The Sufi Path...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 80–102.
Published: 01 April 2022
... functionalist and nonfunctionalist theories of libido. Works Cited Adorno Theodor . Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life , translated by Jephcott E. F. N. . London : Verso , 2005 . Allen Amy . Critique on the Couch: Why Critical Theory Needs Psychoanalysis . New York...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the past, dreamed fulfilled in the present, was just a dream, a desire until then prohibited/inhibited: a revolution drawing its poetry from the future. ■ Works Cited Fanon Frantz . The Wretched of the Earth , translated by Philcox Richard . 1961 ; New York : Grove , 2004...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 143–153.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of narrative writing illustrates the more general productive ambivalence of historiography as outlined by Michel de Certeau. 4 Here, I would like to include in its entirety the translator’s footnote that explains that only as a result of this fatefulness ( Geschick ) does something, in the case...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 October 2021
... unconsciously seems to recuperate the connection between funeral meal and history. Works Cited Agamben Giorgio . “ In Playland: Reflections on History and Play .” In Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience , translated by Heron Liz , 65 – 87 . London : Verso , 1993...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 60–79.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the latter, the will to dominate, can operate as a defense against the former. The Prospero complex essentially describes the European colonial subject as carrying with him to the colonies a subjectivity already shaped by a specific neurotic complex inherited from childhood, one that translates...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 October 2020
... , translated by Massotty Susan . New York : Doubleday , 1995 . Friedlander Henry . Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1995 . Fuchs Petra . “ Von der ‘Selbsthilfe’ zur Selbstaufgabe: Zur...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Michael , trans. and ed. The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography by an Ethiopian Woman . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2015 . Benjamin Walter . Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , translated by Zohn Harry . New York...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 October 2021
...-2018/ . 21 On the ways texts always involve “a translating horizon,” see Berman; on the fantasies implicated in “reading” theories of identity, see Perreau. 22 On the “foreignness” at the heart of translation, see Benjamin (253–63). 23 For a reflection on language’s effects (within...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the Korean War, in the face ofa severe dearth of translators, the US military drafted and recruited Japanese Americans to serve as interrogators and translators for the war. Approximately four thousandJapaneseAmericans were in the Korean War serving in some lin­ guistic capacity in the US military.5...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 203–212.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of having dismantled, we might add Samuel Weber's reading of repression in his The Legend ofFreud. Weber performs a close reading of repression across Freud's corpus and in the end poses repression as a problem of translation, of translating and not translating drives and drive­ representatives into words...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of Romanian Transylvanian’s claims to national sovereignty, we analyze Ion as an example of an inter-imperial text emerging in multiple languages (Hungarian, Romanian, German, Romani, Yiddish, and French), and incorporating translation and future circulation into its production. 7 After initial...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 115–142.
Published: 01 October 2014
... refusal to publish a translation ofEric Hobsbawm's TheAge ofExtremes in the 1990s; and the broader political context of the Prague Declaration. The current upsurge in East European commemorations for the victims of communism originates from a regional desire for victimhood status.The victims...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the concept of race to Japan by translating numerous books from the West and an avid sup­ porter ofracial improvement through eugenics.35 The racial taxonomy in the Hanseongsunbo article bore particular resemblance to Fukamauchi Motoi's 62 HISTORY ofthe PRESENT Geography_for Elementary Schools, published...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 169–183.
Published: 01 October 2012
... (in the deconstructive sense) and recast as 'translation trouble' or, better yet, 'language trouble:"11 A related question was: how did seemingly similar designations mean differently (or not) within a different politics of sex, sexuality, and gender? How does one learn to hear resonances offamiliarity, and understand...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Nebahat . “Turquerie” and the Politics of Representation, 1728–1876 . Burlington, VT : Ashgate , 2011 . Benjamin Walter . Illuminations: Essays and Reflections , edited by Arendt Hannah , translated by Zohn Harry . New York : Schocken Books , 2007 . Bennett Tony...