In the second year of this initiative we continued this work of making Cornell a global center for critical inquiry by holding a multi-day, international workshop in the summer of 2016 on the theoretical import of translation studies in today’s globalized university. Specifically the themes of the workshop was anthropological difference: translations beyond the regime of translation, the demise of area studies in the globalized university, and working with the remnants of national languages. EAP faculty Naoki Sakai directs this project. The workshop at Cornell was held in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH), an annual summer school and year-round online forum for researchers and graduate students from South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, Finaland, and the U.S. interested in the transnational paradigm of humanistic inquiry.
This five-day workshop took place at Cornell University from July 10-14, 2016.
See The Future of the Humanities and Anthropological Difference for the workshop prospectus, program and publications.
To watch full-length lecture videos and exerpts: https://vimeo.com/album/4044150