Language of the Syrian Revolution - Livres & MAM with Eylaf Bader Eddin

On Friday 7 June, 2pm, Livres & MAM welcomes Eylaf Bader Eddin (ERC Project SYRASP) to discuss his book Translating the Language of the Syrian Revolution (2011/12) (De Gruyter, 2024). The interview will be conducted by Thomas Pierret (IREMAM). It will take place at the Médiathèque de la MMSH, salle Seurat, and on Zoom

While the Arab revolutions have obviously triggered extensive social and political changes, the far-reaching consequences of the cultural and discursive changes have yet to be adequately considered. For activists, researchers, and journalists, the revolution was primarily a revolution in language; a break with the linguistic oppression and the rigidity of the old regimes. This break was accompanied by the emergence of new languages, which made it possible to inform, tell, and translate the ongoing events and transformations. This language of the revolution was carried out into the world by competing voices from Syria (by local and foreign researchers, activists, and journalists). The core of this project is to find the various translations of the language of the Syrian revolution (2011–2012) from Arabic to English to study and analyze. In addition, the discursive and non-discursive dimensions of the revolution are to be seen as another act of translation, including the language of the banners, slogans, graffiti, songs, and their representation in English.

The book is available in open access

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Livres & MAM is a series of interviews organized by IREMAM and the MMSH Media library with authors of recent academic books on the Arab and Muslim worlds. The sessions can be viewed on IREMAM's YouTube channel and listened to as podcasts on Spotify and the main platforms (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public and soon others). Design and production: Thomas Pierret

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