Shalimar: Language in the Hollow Body
This is a study about the Oriental Other, the cinematographic Other and the scholarly Other. All three are connected through a walk in the desert, thinking about the homes of language, translation and the boundaries of intelligibility. The Other othering him/herself several times is here seen to originate from formations that are commonly referred to as metropolitan, Northern, colonial and hegemonic: the European multilingual bourgeoisie, operating in globalized settings.
Keywords: Rudolph Valentino, Natacha Rambova, Egypt, imperialist language ideology, silence