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Research Network: Global Re-Visions

Reading Group Untranslatability of the Other

17 Dec 2020

Join as we expand the notions of belonging and difference through reading Sarat Maharaj’s “Perfidious Fidelity: The Untranslatability of the Other”

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    Thursday 17 December 2020

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Translation from one language into another is not an automatic process, just as a hybrid does not act as simple translation from ‘self’ to ‘other’.

Join as we expand the notions of belonging and difference highlighted in our Research Network talk ‘The Art of Un-belonging’ through reading Sarat Maharaj’s “Perfidious fidelity: The Untranslatability of the Other” (1994). First published with the papers from Iniva’s first conference in ‘Global Visions’ and reprinted in ‘Annotations 6’, Maharaj maps out a new space for thinking of difference by introducing and laying out the framework of translation and untranslatability.

This reading group is open to all; it is a supportive and peer-led space for thinking and learning together. It is a space for constructive disagreements and critical engagement that is always based on mutual respect, interest, and care. If you have any access requirements, please email us in advance at info@iniva.org and we will do our best to accommodate them.

All texts are read together in the group, you don’t need to read them in advance. However, if you would prefer to read a copy in advance, please follow the link below.

Research Network Reading Group: Untranslatability of the Other
Image: Iniva publication 'Annotations 6: Modernity and Difference. Stuart Hall and Sarat Maharaj'.