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Symposium! Saturday 21st May

Translating Revolution Program TRANSLATING REVOLUTION AUC STUDENT SYMPOSIUM SATURDAY MAY 21, 2011 The Armenian Room, AUC Tahrir Square 9:30 am-5:30 pm PROGRAM 9:30             COFFEE 10:00            Introduction: Translating Revolution                                                    Samia Mehrez                    Director, Center for Translation Studies 10:30  … Continue reading

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Bards of the Revolution

Egyptians are renowned for their wit and humor across the Arab world.  The recent revolution in Egypt did not escape this cultural characteristic.  Throughout the eighteen days leading to the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, the public expression of humor was indicative of the … Continue reading

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Translating Chants

The fourth assignment in the seminar ‘Translating Revolution’ taught at the American University of Cairo focused on the translation of chants that could be heared at various points of the 18 days of protest and its aftermath. Chants are verses or … Continue reading

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Wael Ghonim’s Interview With Mona Shazly On February 7th

For their second assignment, one group examined Wael Ghonim’s interview with Mona El-Shazly on February 7th as another extremely influential interview during the revolution.  The first fifteen minutes of the interview were translated.  You can watch this first part at: … Continue reading

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Nawara Negm’s Al-Jazeera Interview on January 26th

For our second assignment, we focused on two interviews that we felt were instrumental in sustaining and inspiring the revolution.  The first interview we considered was that of Nawara Negm on Al-Jazeera on January 26th.  You can watch it at … Continue reading

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“Al Midan” by Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudi

Our first assignment was the translation of a selection from “Al Midan”, a poem by Abdel Rahman al-Abnoudi composed in colloquial Egyptian Arabic on the occasion of the January 25th Revolution. Listen to his recitation in Arabic here. A few … Continue reading

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We are the privileged students of ARIC 402/513 – Translating Revolution, a Spring 2011 course taught by Samia Mehrez, professor of Modern Arabic Literature at the Arab and Islamic Civilizations Department in the American University in Cairo, and Director of … Continue reading

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