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Humanum ex machina: Translation in the post-global, posthuman world

Humanum ex machina: Translation in the post-global, posthuman world

O'Thomas, Mark ORCID: 0000-0001-9264-8813 (2017) Humanum ex machina: Translation in the post-global, posthuman world. Target. International Journal of Translation Studies, 29 (2). pp. 284-300. ISSN 0924-1884 (Print), 1569-9986 (Online) (doi:

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Translation sits at the epicentre of the biotech era’s exponential growth. e terms of reference of this discipline are becoming increasingly unstable as humans interface with machines, become melded with them, and ultimately become a networked entity alongside other networked entities. In this brave new world, the posthuman o ers a critical perspective that allows us to liberate our thinking in new ways and points towards the possibility of a translation theory that actively engages with other disciplines as a response to disciplinary hegemo- ny. is article looks at how technology has changed and is changing translation. It then explores the implications of transhumanism and the possibilities for a posthuman translation theory. Ultimately, the survival of translation studies will be contingent on the survival of translation itself and its ability to question its own subjective, posthuman self.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: translation, transhumanism, posthumanism, biopolitics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 13:57

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