Tag: translation

The Ballad of Mulan

Author Jeannette Ng translates “The Ballad of Mulan” from memory and on the fly with notes and commentary! “Last night I saw the summons, the Khan is counting all his soldiers.The summons fill ten & two rolls, every roll with my father’s name.My father has no elder sons, […]

“Speaking In Tongues”

At Chhotahazri, Trisha Gupta considers why people resist subtitled films. “I see subtitles as giving me access to a world I wouldn’t otherwise enter – but like a polite, well-spoken guide, providing commentary unobtrusively, not drowning out the voices of the locals.” (via @bethlovesbolly)

Reading Proto-Elamite

“[T]he Reflectance Transformation Imaging System, which uses a combination of 76 separate photographic lights and computer processing to capture every groove and notch on the surface of the clay tablets.” Dr. Jacob Dahl, director of the Ancient World Research Cluster, and a team of researchers capture images of […]