University of London Institute in Paris

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Seminar series
Politics of Translation - Translation of Cultures

“Worlding the Universal” is a presentation and discussion led by Professor Kristin Ross (NYU), which will reflect upon translation and internationalism in the cultural movement surrounding the Paris Commune and its afterlives. 

Kristin Ross is Professor of Comparative Literature at NYU. Her books include The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988); Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995); May ’68 and its Afterlives (2002); and Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (2015). All of her books have been translated into French. She is also the translator of Jacques Rancière’s Le Maître ignorant

"Worlding the Universal" is a part of the Politics of Translation, Translation of Culture Series, which is held in conjunction with The University of London Institute in Paris, the American University of Paris, University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture, and Columbia University. 

Featuring contributions from leading academics from all four institutions involved and beyond, this seminar series explores the evolving dynamics of translation in our modern age. Speakers will discuss both trends within the field of translation studies and how the reception of particular texts and ideas has shaped the history of culture and politics.

For more information about this seminar series, please click here.

This session is open to the public.

Event contact

For further information, please contact Anna-Louise Milne