November 18, 2021
Zoom ID 298 656 1787
In the second to last event of the Thursday Night Tea Series we welcome one of the most provocative scholars on translation, Prof. Jon Solomon, to give a talk on the modern regime of translation and the crisis of the outside. Working (and translating) between Chinese, French, English, and Japanese, his publications have focused on the biopolitics of translation, developing a critique of the disciplinary divisions of the Humanities in their relation to the economic and political divisions of the postcolonial world.
This is a unique opportunity to interact with this one-of-a-kind thinker. All are welcome to join!
Born in the United States and trained at Cornell University, Jon Solomon has lived in East Asia for 25 years, North America for 23, and Western Europe for 2. He is competent in Chinese, French, English and Japanese, and holds a permanent position as Professeur des universités at Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France. His on-going intellectual project brings the theme of translation into the discussion about biopolitics as a privileged place for understanding and transforming the relations between anthropological difference and capitalist accumulation.
Organized by Professor Caio Yurgel