Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The View from Our Apartment...

Elleskär
Elleskär,
originally uploaded by miawb.
...at the summer school in Karlskrona. Tijana, Roisin, Joanna and I shared a small apartment not far from Blekinge Institute of Technology on a tiny island called Elleskär. This year the summer school focussed on cultural translation, which has no immediate connections to what I do in terms of research, but at the same time it was extremely valuable on many other levels. It made me think about different ways to read, interpret and "translate" any text I'm working with—or how to translate someone's story or my own thoughts, for that matter, on a more mundane level. Perhaps this is on the verge of collapsing the difference between communication and translation. Anyway, I find it interesting...

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