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Saturday, 17 November 2012 22:58

Tusaaji: Embodiment

Tusaaji No. 2

Guest editor: Lyse Hébert


Translation is an embodied human praxis, one that involves movement of knowledge within and across cultures, languages, space and time. Beyond the metaphoric understandings of translation, this movement is a lived experience for translators, whose practice is conditioned by various levels of awareness (e.g, experiential and cognitive) and by multiple subjectivities and forms of relation. Translation is a meaningful activity that contributes to the exchange and creation of meaning. Each moment in translators’ activity is marked by rational and non-rational decision-making, by singularity and continuity, and by intentionality. Translation, in turn, marks and reinscribes its agent’s individual and collective body.

This issue of Tusaaji will explore experiences of translation as an embodied experience –rather than a disembodied abstraction. We invite papers from all disciplines that investigate translation from this perspective. We are seeking papers with a hemispheric outlook, particularly those that address translation as embodying both historical and contemporary experiences of movement to, from and within the Americas. We will consider contributions in the languages of the Americas, including Euro-American and indigenous. This issue of Tusaaji will feature articles and translations, and will include a visual arts section. We will consider translations in any genre, related to the theme of this issue, and between any of the languages of the journal. Preference will be given to translations from or into a minoritized language. For the visual arts section, we invite submissions related to the theme of this issue.

Deadline: January 15, 2013.

Submissions can be submitted directly through the website of Tusaaji: A Translation Review, or to the journal's e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The guest editor of this special issue may also be contacted directly at the journal's e-mail address.

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