GLASS Public Lecture | Translation and Image – on the Schematism of Co-Figuration
- Naoki Sakai
- Wednesday 2 May 2018
2311 GJ Leiden
- Klein Auditorium
Leiden Global Interactions and Asian Modernities and Traditions will host Professor Naoki Sakai (Cornell University) as the 2018 Spring GLASS scholar from 2 May-4 May 2018.
His public lecture pursues the possibility of liberating translation from the curse bestowed up on it by the view of translation organized around the model of communication. As an art or a poietic technology, translation grants us the possibility to re-examine social action in general; this is something which offers us an invaluable gateway from which to enter to an inquiry into sociality itself. Nevertheless, the modern and conventional view of translation has eluded the potent sociality that suffuses it, through its collaboration with the substantialization of “national” and “ethnic” languages. It goes without saying that he will inquire into the schematism of co-figuration as a bio-political power arrangement, which serves to normalize a particular system of border-formation or bordering, without which the juxtaposition of national unities would never have been institutionalized in the modern international world.