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Written By: Jonathan Haddad on May 4, 2011 1 Comment
Of Bin Laden, Empathy, and Translation

As a U.S. citizen, I have had one reaction to the killing of Osama bin Laden.  However, as a student of literature, I have found little to say about this symbolic victory in the “War on Terror” except, perhaps, that it is extremely distracting from the research papers I should […]

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Written By: daveski on December 19, 2009 No Comment

We just added the online magazine for international literature, Words Without Borders, to the links section in the right column (scroll down, down, down…). Any other suggestions, for links or blogs that say something interesting about experiences with learning, speaking, and living in other languages?

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Written By: vagabond_multilingual_journal on November 28, 2009 1 Comment
Exciting publication opportunity!

Multilingual Literature submission deadline: 12/15/09!

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 16, 2009 No Comment
Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut!

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Center has created an online interactive site that allows you to explore the private “Writing Hut” where he did his writing. The site offers interactive features like allowing you to click on different objects to find out more about them, and “Ideas Book” buttons which allow you to guess […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 31, 2009 2 Comments

Want to read at work without getting caught? This outstanding site, readatwork.com, created by Colenso BBDO for the New Zealand Book Council, offers an innovative approach to getting your readerly fix at the office. It’s basically a Flash application: with a click of a button you’re taken to a faux Windows XP desktop […]

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Written By: daveski on December 28, 2008 No Comment

While I was wading through the myriad book exhibits at the carnivalesque MLA conference in San Francisco (7000+ people here, they say), I happened across the very cool-looking Multilingual Anthology of American Literature: A Reader of Original Texts with English Translations published in 2000 by the New York University Press, edited by Marc […]

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Written By: daveski on November 26, 2008 No Comment

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Wired Campus ran an article today introducing ShelfLife@Texas. The whole point of the blog is to bring new life to the authors and books produced on the U of T campus or, as the first post on October 30 says, to allow “readers to […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on November 23, 2008 7 Comments

The Indian government recently decided to confer “classic” status to a select few languages, using the yardstick that a language has to have been around at least 1500 years in order to make the cut. The official designation of a language as “classic” comes with a sizable grant to be used for its […]

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