The Translator Activist: politics & poetics - Issue #2



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The Translator Activist: poetry & protest
The Translator Activist: politics & poetics - Issue #2
By Rebecca Ruth Gould • Issue #2 • View online
Dear subscribers,
I’ve been building mailing lists for years, but I’ve never actually used them. I decided to change that. In addition to those who manually subscribed to my unused mailing lists, I have added a few people with whom I have had pleasant exchanges over the years and with whom I would like to stay in touch. So welcome to my first newsletter!
So far, this is simply a collection of links relating to my own work, to important pieces I have read by others, and opportunities I have been asked to share or which seem worth sharing. I will do my best to make sure that all external links are open access. It is culled in part from my social media postings (mostly twitter) but may well expand in the upcoming months and years. As many of you know, my interests are quite diverse, so some sections below may be more relevant to you than others.
If you have any news to share I’d be happy to include it in future newsletters. And if you know anyone who might be interested in receiving this newsletter, please forward it onwards–anyone can sign up using the link below. You can also unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link below. I hope to send these out a few times a year at most.
Happy reading and thanks for your interest!

New Videos
Contemporary Iranian Poetry in Translation
New Articles by me
Translation as Alienation: Sufi Hermeneutics and Literary Modernism in Bijan Elahi’s Translations | Modernism / Modernity Print+
The politics of refusal: How Muslims can resist the West's hostile gaze | Middle East Eye
The IHRA Definition of Antisemitism: Defining Antisemitism by Erasing Palestinians - Ruth Gould - 2020 - The Political Quarterly - Wiley Online Library
New Poetry in Translation
Ghazals of Jahan Malek Khatun - Lunch Ticket
New Poems
“Arabic Lessons” by Rebecca Ruth Gould – Another Chicago Magazine
I was interviewed by Syrian writer Saleh Razzouk
الباحثة الأمريكية ريبيكا روث غولد: المفردات العربية أغنى من الفارسية في الشعر الكلاسيكي | حوار: صالح الرزوق
Around the Net: New Books, Articles, & Lectures by Others
China Miéville: Marxism and Halloween - Socialism 2013
Seeking Justice at the Court of the Khans of Khiva – (19th - early 20th Centuries) | Brill
Good News!
Flyer from The Caucasus Through Time Network
Flyer from The Caucasus Through Time Network
Narmin Ismayilova (University of Birmingham) writes: “I am writing to you regarding the initiative launched by me and co-organiser, Gwendoline Maurer, from the UCL, Institute of Archaeology. We are a new inter-disciplinary initiative trying to bring together scholars and early career researchers of the Caucasus and adjacent regions, with the aim of putting this region into perspective, unite, transcend boundaries & enhance dialogue. We are hosting an initial networking event in the week commencing 8th February. We are encouraging scholars from archaeology, ancient history, anthropology, ethnography, art based fields to join the event. We want this network to be sustainable, and hold discussions, and monthly seminars alongside guest speakers.” You can find out more from their Twitter account @CaucasusNetwork.
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Rebecca Ruth Gould

Poetry. Translation. Politics. The Translator Activist reports on my recent work relating to world literature and global politics. I also include links to my recent reading and recommendations for resources related to these topics.

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