Translingual Encounters: Freedom, Civic Virtue, and the Social Organism in Liang Qichao’s Reading of Kant TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Camila YaDeau [Related Links: “Introduction” by Andrew Blough and Jonas Teupert] Download PDF Abstract From 1903 to 1904 while exiled in Japan, Liang Qichao (1873-1929), an intellectual and political theorist of late-Qing and early-Republican China,  […]

“Night Bioscope”[1] by Yoko Tawada TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi [Related Links: Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi’s introduction; Deniz Göktürk’s section introduction; Elizabeth Sun’s translation “Ten Years After Fukushima”] Download PDF A man stood before me, he pointed with his pointer finger approximately at the place where his […]

Translator Introduction TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi [Related Links: The translation of Yoko Tawada’s “Night Bioscope” by Aaron Carpenter and Jon Cho-Polizzi; Deniz Göktürk’s section introduction; Elizabeth Sun’s translation “Ten Years After Fukushima”] Download PDF Yoko Tawada’s short story “Bioskoop der Nacht” from her 2002 collection Überseezungen remains prescient in a […]

Translation Terminable and Interminable: Psychoanalysis Between Vienna and Calcutta TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Candela Potente [Related Links: “Introduction” by Andrew Blough and Jonas Teupert] Download PDF Abstract Psychoanalysis, as Carl Schorske claimed, was a child of its own epoch. Marked by the political situation in Austria, Victorian moral codes, the German language and its […]

The Hour of Assembly by Zafer Şenocak TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Oliver Arter and Elizabeth Sun [Related Links: Deniz Göktürk’s introduction; a collaborative translation of Zafer Şenocak’s “The Other Side of Things” by Deniz Göktürk’s seminar; Kristin Dickinson’s translations of Zafer Şenocak’s “Empty Archives – Lost Letters” and “Church Bells in Istanbul”; […]

“Church Bells in Istanbul” by Zafer Şenocak TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Translated by Kristin Dickinson Excerpt from Das Fremde, das in jedem wohnt: Wie Unterschiede unsere Gesellschaft zusammenhalten [The Foreign Dwells in Everyone: How Differences Keep Our Society Together] (Hamburg: Edition Koerber, 2018) [Related Links: Deniz Göktürk’s introduction; Kristin Dickinson’s translation of “Empty Archives […]

Fostering Transnational, Multilingual Collaboration: The Berlin-based Artists’ Initiative WeiterSchreiben.jetzt TRANSIT Vol. 13, No. 1 Friederike Eigler Download PDF Abstract The Berlin-based initiative Weiter Schreiben was founded in 2017 by the writer Annika Reich and responds to the daunting refugee situation in contemporary Europe by encouraging collaboration between established and displaced writers living in Germany. The initiative’s […]