Dictionary of Untranslatables

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy—or any—translation from one language and culture to another.

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Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400849918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1344

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Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy—or any—translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas. Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and cultures Includes terms from more than a dozen languages Entries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkers Available in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more Contains extensive cross-references and bibliographies An invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities

Dictionary of Untranslatables

This is an encyclopedic dictionary covering hundreds of important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy, or any, translation from one language and culture to another.

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Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0190681160

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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This is an encyclopedic dictionary covering hundreds of important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy, or any, translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities.

Translation and the Untranslatable

This special issue of Paragraph will be the first sustained critical reflection following the publication of the Dictionary of Untranslatables, and includes contributions by those who were most closely involved in the editing of this volume ...

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Author: Michael Syrotinksi

Publisher:

ISBN: 147440667X

Category:

Page: 128

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Jacques the Sophist

In this dazzling book, Barbara Cassin, who has done more than anyone to reclaim a mode of thought that traditional philosophy disavows, shows how the sophistical tradition has survived in the work of psychoanalysis.

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Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823285761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Sophistry, since Plato and Aristotle, has been philosophy’s negative alter ego, its bad other. Yet sophistry’s emphasis on words and performativity over the fetishization of truth makes it an essential part of our world’s cultural, political, and philosophical repertoire. In this dazzling book, Barbara Cassin, who has done more than anyone to reclaim a mode of thought that traditional philosophy disavows, shows how the sophistical tradition has survived in the work of psychoanalysis. In a highly original rereading of the writings and seminars of Jacques Lacan, together with works of Freud and others, Cassin shows how psychoanalysis, like the sophists, challenges the very foundations of scientific rationality. In taking seriously equivocations, jokes, and unfinishable projects of interpretation, the analyst, like the sophist, allows performance, signifier, and inconsistency to reshape truth. This witty, brilliant tour de force celebrates how psychoanalysts have become our culture’s key dissidents and register, in Lacan’s words, “the presence of the sophist in our time.”

Transnational French Studies

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon. Princeton, nJ: Princeton
university Press. [first published as Barbara cassin (ed.), Le Vocabulaire
européen des philosophies: Dictionnaire des intraduisibles. Paris: seuil (2004).]
Brague ...

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Author: Alec G. Hargreaves

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846314834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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In March 2007 France's Le Monde published a “Manifesto for a World Literature in French,” a proposal to recast Francophone literature as “world literature written in French.” Signed by a multinational group of forty-four authors—many from former French colonies—the manifesto has drawn mixed reactions. Praised by some for breaking down the hierarchical division between French and Francophone literature, it has been criticized by others for recreating that division through the exoticism of the Francophone body of work. In Transnational French Studies, leading scholars address this debate and assess the wider question of the evolving status of French, Francophone, and postcolonial studies amid the challenges of globalization.

Google Me

“Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy.” In this witty and polemical critique the philosopher Barbara Cassin takes aim at Google and our culture of big data.

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Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823278084

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

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“Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy.” In this witty and polemical critique the philosopher Barbara Cassin takes aim at Google and our culture of big data. Enlisting her formidable knowledge of the rhetorical tradition, Cassin demolishes the Google myth of a “good” tech company and its “democracy of clicks,” laying bare the philosophical poverty and political naiveté that underwrites its founding slogans: “Organize the world’s information,” and “Don’t be evil.” For Cassin, this conjunction of globalizing knowledge and moral imperative is frighteningly similar to the way American demagogues justify their own universalizing mission before the world. While sensitive to the possibilities of technology and to Google’s playful appeal, Cassin shows what is lost when a narrow worship of information becomes dogma, such that research comes to mean data mining and other languages become provincial “flavors” folded into an impoverished Globish, or global English.

Untranslatability

This volume is the first of its kind to explore the notion of untranslatability from a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and its implications within the broader context of translation studies.

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Author: Duncan Large

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351622042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This volume is the first of its kind to explore the notion of untranslatability from a wide variety of interdisciplinary perspectives and its implications within the broader context of translation studies. Featuring contributions from both leading authorities and emerging scholars in the field, the book looks to go beyond traditional comparisons of target texts and their sources to more rigorously investigate the myriad ways in which the term untranslatability is both conceptualized and applied. The first half of the volume focuses on untranslatability as a theoretical or philosophical construct, both to ground and extend the term’s conceptual remit, while the second half is composed of case studies in which the term is applied and contextualized in a diverse set of literary text types and genres, including poetry, philosophical works, song lyrics, memoir, and scripture. A final chapter examines untranslatability in the real world and the challenges it brings in practical contexts. Extending the conversation in this burgeoning contemporary debate, this volume is key reading for graduate students and researchers in translation studies, comparative literature, gender studies, and philosophy of language. The editors are grateful to the University of East Anglia Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who supported the book with a publication grant.

Radical Philosophy

... Dictionnaires Le the term “ untranslatables ' in the Vocabulary's subtitle ,
Robert ) was a major philosophical event , not only Dictionary of Untranslatables ,
marks this paradoxal in France but for European philosophies as a whole .
stance .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0099747503

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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Future Theory

... The (Popper) here Logics of Worlds (Badiou) here London Review of Books of
the Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (Prendergast) here–
here Long, Edward here Long, Maebh here, here Long Revolution, The (Williams
) ...

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Author: Marc Botha

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472567376

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

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By interrogating the terms and concepts most central to cultural change, Future Theory interrogates how theory can play a central role in dynamic transition. It demonstrates how entangled the highly politicized spheres of cultural production, scientific invention, and intellectual discourse are in the contemporary world and how new concepts and forms of thinking are crucial to embarking upon change. Future Theory is built around five key concepts – boundaries, organization, rupture, novelty, futurity – examined by leading international thinkers to build a vision of how theory can be applied to a constantly shifting world.

Eastern Europe Literature and Post imperial Difference

-Józef Tischner , Spór o istnienie człowieka Two works , both concerned with
philosophy and translation , appeared at about the same time in opposite parts of
Europe : European Vocabulary of Philosophies : A Dictionary of Untranslatables
 ...

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Author: Anita Starosta

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X82963

Category:

Page: 552

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The Untranslatable Image

... à Lettres in the boulevard du Temple that I “ encountered " the Vocabulaire
européen des philosophies : Dictionnaire des intraduisibles ( European
Vocabulary of Philosophies : Dictionary of Untranslatables ) , edited by Barbara
Cassin .

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Author: Alessandra Russo

Publisher: Joe R. and Teresa Lozana Long

ISBN: STANFORD:36105212539188

Category: Art

Page: 357

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Moving beyond the dominant model of syncretism, this extensively illustrated volume proposes a completely different approach to the field known as Latin American "colonial art," positioning it as a constitutive part of Renaissance and early modern art his

Sophistical Practice

A sophistic history of philosophy questions the orthodox philosophical history of philosophy: that of ontology and truth in itself. In this book, we discover unusual Presocratics, wreaking havoc with the fetish of true and false.

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Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823256419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Sophistics is the paradigm of a discourse that does things with words. It is not pure rhetoric, as Plato wants us to believe, but it provides an alternative to the philosophical mainstream. A sophistic history of philosophy questions the orthodox philosophical history of philosophy: that of ontology and truth in itself. In this book, we discover unusual Presocratics, wreaking havoc with the fetish of true and false. Their logoi perform politics and perform reality. Their sophistic practice can shed crucial light on contemporary events, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, where, to quote Desmond Tutu, “words, language, and rhetoric do things,” creating things like the new “rainbow people.” Transitional justice requires a consistent and sustainable relativism: not Truth, but truth for, and enough of the truth for there to be a community. Philosophy itself is about words before it is about concepts. Language manifests itself in reality only as multiplicity; different languages perform different types of worlds; and difficulties of translation are but symptoms of these differences. This desacralized untranslatability undermines and deconstructs the Heideggerian statement that there is a historical language of philosophy that is Greek by essence (being the only language able to say what “is”) and today is German. Sophistical Practice constitutes a major contribution to the debate among philosophical pluralism, unitarism, and pragmatism. It will change how we discuss such words as city, truth, and politics. Philologically and philosophically rethinking the sophistical gesture, relying on performance and translation, it proposes a new paradigm for the human sciences.

Nostalgia

Through a subtle reading of the writings of Homer, Virgil, and Hannah Arendt, Barbara Cassin produces an in-depth analysis, at once scholarly and personal, of nostalgia. Where does nostalgia come from? Where do we truly feel at home?

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Author: Barbara Cassin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823269515

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 78

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"Through a subtle reading of the writings of Homer, Virgil, and Hannah Arendt, Barbara Cassin produces an in-depth analysis, at once scholarly and personal, of nostalgia. Where does nostalgia come from? Where do we truly feel at home? Cassin explores the notion that nostalgia has less to do with place and more to do with language"--

Introduction to Intercultural Studies

Dictionary of " untranslatables " . b ) Culture and ontology : fundamental values
and attitudes ; ontological approach in various cultures . - Culture and myths . -
The plurality of cultures as a safeguard of universal culture . - The " media " ...

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Author: Unesco

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: UOM:39015001743916

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Kritika

Moreover , the very word “ untranslatable ” in the dictionary ' s subtitle should not
be taken literally : rather these are difficulties in translation and the tireless efforts
in working on what is most complex in translation . This dictionary ' s 400 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000125389662

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Flirtations

The essays in this volume address the under-theorized terrain of flirtation not as a subgenre of seduction but rather as a phenomenon in its own right.

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Author: Barbara Natalie Nagel

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823264919

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a major preoccupation for twentieth-century thought and critical theory. Both the discourse and the critique of seduction are unified by their shared obsession with a very determinate end: power. In contrast, flirtation is the game in which no one seems to gain the upper hand and no one seems to surrender. The counter-concept of flirtation has thus stood quietly to the side, never quite achieving the same prominence as that of seduction. It is this elusive (and largely ignored) territory of playing for play’s sake that is the subject of this anthology. The essays in this volume address the under-theorized terrain of flirtation not as a subgenre of seduction but rather as a phenomenon in its own right. Drawing on the interdisciplinary history of scholarship on flirtation even as it re-approaches the question from a distinctly aesthetic and literary-theoretical point of view, the contributors to Flirtations thus give an account of the practice of flirtation and of the figure of the flirt, taking up the act’s relationship to issues of mimesis, poetic ambiguity, and aesthetic pleasure. The art of this poetic playfulness—often read or misread as flirtation’s “empty gesture”—becomes suddenly legible as the wielding of a particular and subtle form of nonteleological power.

An Anglo Khassi Dictionary for the Use of Schools and Colleges

In the case of verbs , we are overwhelmed , as it were , with what might be called
the “ the untranslatables " of the language , with which all forms of non - Aryan
speech so extensively abound that is to say , with adverbs used to distinguish ...

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Author: H. Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11373583

Category: English language

Page: 318

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Flirtations

The essays thereby address the under-theorized terrain of flirtation not as a subgenre of seduction but rather as a phenomenon in its own right.

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Author: Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz

Publisher: Idiom: Inventing Writing Theor

ISBN: 0823264890

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, opens by asking a fundamental first question: What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? The essays thereby address the under-theorized terrain of flirtation not as a subgenre of seduction but rather as a phenomenon in its own right.

Reading The Shape Of The World

So the opposition to everyday life is regarded as a heroic trait of Russian identity .
One could add to this hypothetical Dictionary of Cultural Untranslatables Walter
Benjamin ' s observation in his 1928 essay “ Moscow ” about “ the abolition of ...

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Author: Henry Schwarz

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UVA:X004048961

Category: History

Page: 341

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This collection extends the boundaries of cultural studies beyond its current Euro-American emphasis. It takes readers on a wide-ranging journey from the stock market to Islamic law, from the African household to the Soviet apartment, from the nuances of nationalism to the rude noises of capitalistic rhetoric, introducing readers to the social and historical forces that shape textual practice. The essays are richly imaginative and empirically detailed, ingeniously connecting regional debates and local dynamics to universal global issues. Finally, Reading The Shape of the World reconfigures cultural studies theories and methodologies, resulting in a fresh and empowering approach to this dynamic field of inquiry. At the heart of this study is the optimistic belief that reading still matters, that the world can be shaped by reading, and that critical practices of reading can transform the contours of social life.