Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities welcomes applications from translators for a grant of up to $5000 to complete translations of works from the Global South (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, etc) into English.
Cornell University’s Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) addresses the transnational scope of the modern in its multifarious articulations with capitalism and colonialism, and their legacies. With an emphasis on developments outside the historical West, it promotes the study of artistic, intellectual and social movements attending formations of the modern. Crucial to the ICM’s mission is inquiry into epistemologies and paradigms emerging from societies and spaces beyond the West. See other ICM publication projects here.Table of Content
The Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM) addresses the transnational scope of the modern in its multifarious engagement over centuries with capitalism, and colonialism, and follows their ramifications in the present. With an emphasis on developments outside of the historically constituted hegemonic spaces of Europe and the United States, ICM promotes the study of multiple axes of artistic, intellectual and social movements and the struggles attending the emergence of modern institutions and forms of knowledge. Such an orientation involves both attention to counterclaims of soverei... read more
This is a non-resident, remote fellowship designed to allow the recipient to complete the work outside of Cornell University. The awards will range from $1000 to $5000, depending on the scope of the project.
Selected works may be retranslations of old, classic texts, or previously untranslated works, collections of poetry, prose, or critical theory. The project may be a work-in-process, or a new project manageable within the scope of the award.
Applications must include:
To submit applications, compile all application materials: statement, sample, copyright status (if applicable, and CV, in that order into a single PDF file. ame the file with the applicant’s name in this format: LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME.pdf. Use the same name in the email subject heading LASTNAME-FIRSTNAME application
Applications must be submitted by the December 10, 2020 deadline via email to [email protected].
For more details, visit ICM website