Author: Pablo Markin

Between the Location and Exhibits of the Terra Sancta Museum in the Old City of Jerusalem

In early 2017, the Terra Sancta Museum has inaugurated a new multimedia and archaeology exhibition space, which traces the historical presence of Christians in the Holy Land. A Museum Review by Pablo Markin. Opened in 2016 in collaboration between Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, the Custody of the Holy Land and Association…

Jean-François Lyotard’s La Condition postmoderne: Rapport sur le savoir as a Critique of Information Capitalism

If anything, Jean-François Lyotard’s examination of the epistemological problems that developed countries face,1 done as a research project for the Canada’s province of Quebec in 1979, which is known in English as The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge,2 might be said to maintain its relevance to the contemporary moment…

Casinos as Paradigmatic Sites of Modern Capitalism in Walter Benjamin’s Das Passagen-Werk

In the incomplete oeuvre of Walter Benjamin known as The Arcades Project1 or in the original German Das Passagen-Werk, modern casinos are enumerated in the series of architectural structures coeval with industrial capitalism that comprise railway stations, universal expositions and theatre and industrial buildings. A Blog Article by Pablo Markin.…

Thinking Cultural History with Vilém Flusser: Images, Technology and Intellectual Constructs

Recent years have seen an intensive interest in Vilém Flusser’s philosophical work, which could be accounted for by his interdisciplinary position, fragmented writing style and multi-lingual oeuvre composed in German, Czech and Portuguese.1 A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. Continuing his reflections on the philosophy of photography, in the work…

Gilles Deleuze’s Movement-Image as a Theoretical Prism for Historical Analyses of Cinematic Works

Having achieved a status of a classical philosophical work, Gilles Deleuze’s Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, though still cryptic, serves as a backdrop for reconsiderations of contemporary cinema.1 A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. Deleuze’s notion of the movement-image ostensibly owes a debt to Henri Bergson’s work Matter and Memory in…

A Book Review of Mario Perniola. Über das Fühlen. Translated by Sabine Schneider. Berlin: Merve, 2009

A Book Review by Pablo Markin. This German translation of Mario Perniola’s (2002) Del Sentire brings his philosophical inquiry into feeling as an aesthetic category to the German speaking audience.1 Furthermore, it puts into a single volume writings that have been dispersed across several different English-language volumes, such as Extreme…

Alain Médam’s Notion of Diaspora between the Articulation in French and English Translations

A Blog Article by Pablo Markin. In his 1993 French-language essay, Alain Médam has addressed the generalization of the notion of diaspora beyond its historical association with the dispersion of Jews as exiles around the world toward its reinterpretation as a general condition descriptive of multiple groups with shared memory…

Growing Support for Open Access in German-Speaking Countries

As the Austrian Science Fund FWF has been expanding the list of certified publishers eligible for its funding aimed at promoting open access for monograph-scale publications, such as by adding De Gruyter to this category, this appears to be a part of a larger trend of the growing recognition by…

The Globalization of Cultural Policy in the Middle East

Only recently, De Gruyter has announced that two of its authors have won Sheikh Zayed Book Awards for translation and original research. Namely, these were Ziad Bou Akl’s French translation of Averroes and David Wirmer’s German-language disquisition on the Andalusian-Arab thinker Ibn Bāǧǧa. The latter work not only discusses the…

Cross-Border Migrations as Inter-Cultural Movements of Translation

Bangkok International Film Festival on Ending Violence against Women and Girls 26-29 November 2015, SF World Cinema, Central World Bangkok | © UN WomenEspecially in recent years, migrations have reclaimed headlines. This applies to migrant movements from Eastern to Western Europe, from the Middle East to Southern Europe and from…