Posts Tagged 'wilhelm von Humboldt'

That Word “Other” Keeps Popping Up

In the study of foreign tongues students best learned the humility that comes from never forgetting…to negotiate the otherness of the world. 

Wilhelm von Humboldt

I found this quote in Bilingual Aesthetics by Doris Sommer. I was reading this article by her on texts that are purposefully resistant to reading that was fascinating, but I couldn’t finish it because I need the reading time for things that pertain to my paper. I guess in a bit I’ll be some weird college graduate on the beach reading printed out jstor articles.

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