Milena Rampoldi

Shrill, bossy, emotional: why language matters in the gender debate

By Laura Hood, The Conversation, May 9, 2021 There has been much debate recently about the way women who work in our federal parliament are treated. This discussion has highlighted that society continues to place very different values on the way women and men behave. Language – as a behaviour – holds a mirror up …

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Children’s Literature in Translation: Groundwood Books

By Words without Borders, May 6, 2021. Interviews. In recent years, a proliferation of books in translation for children and young adults has brought imaginative stories from around the world to new readers. We’re speaking with some of the extraordinary publishers who make these books possible about their experience working in this vital field. For …

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A small town in Sweden fights to preserve a dying forest language

By Bianca Hillier, The Weeek, 9 May, 2021 An organization called Ulum Dalska, based in a small Swedish town called Älvdalen, is on a mission. For decades, members have been working hard to help save a language called Elfdalian, a remnant of Old Norse. “We had our first meeting on the 1st of June in 1984,” …

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Decolonising museums isn’t part of a ‘culture war’. It’s about keeping them relevant

By Dan Hicks, The Guardian, 7 May, 2021. Let’s be open to the idea of returning stolen cultural objects, and remaking international relationships with honesty The dead don’t bury themselves. This is one of the first lessons that every student of archaeology must learn. A grave is never evidence of some Pompeii moment, a freeze-frame …

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The second wave of “cancel culture”

By Aja Romano, Vox, 5 May, 2021. How the concept has evolved to mean different things to different people. “Cancel culture,” as a concept, feels inescapable. The phrase is all over the news, tossed around in casual social media conversation; it’s been linked to everything from free speech debates to Mr. Potato Head. It sometimes seems all-encompassing, as …

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The yin and yang worlds of a Chinese literary outlier

  By Hongling Zhang, SupChina, 9 april, 2021. Wang Xiaobo’s translator writes about the enduring cult status of this important Chinese writer, who still remains obscure outside his home country. In some ways, Wang is more necessary now than ever. Considered one of the most important literary and intellectual figures of 20th-century China, Wáng Xiǎobō …

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Un’iscrizione cananea scoperta in Israele è l’ “anello mancante” nella storia dell’alfabeto

Ariel David, Alba Canelli (translator), Tlaxcala, 20 aprile 2021. Secondo gli archeologi, il minuscolo frammento di ceramica con un’iscrizione trovata a Tell Lachish, ha 3.500 anni ed è il più antico testo del Levante meridionale che utilizza una scrittura alfabetica piuttosto che pittografica. Gli archeologi che hanno scavato nell’antico insediamento cananeo di Tell Lachish hanno …

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Una superproducción en cómic sobre la Revolución francesa

  Por Guillermo Altares, El País, 7 de mayo del 2021. Florent Grouazel y Younn Locard lograron el Gran Premio del Festival de Angulema con ‘Revolución I. Libertad’, que reconstruye el verano de la toma de la Bastilla en 1789 Desde que los efectos digitales se apoderaron de las películas, resulta difícil hablar de superproducciones, …

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Palestina, art i resistència contra l”apartheid’

Per Xavier Montanyá, VilaWeb, 3 maig, 2021 El Tribunal de l’Haia ha obert una investigació per possibles crims de guerra i crims contra la humanitat a Palestina · Recordem el gran dibuixant palestí Naji al-Ali, assassinat a Londres l’any 1987 D’aquí a uns dies, com cada 15 de maig, es commemora la Nakba, el “dia …

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