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As we aim to highlight the various routes of literary circulation that World Literature encompasses, the digital sphere is undoubtedly one of the most recent though potentially vibrant platforms of exchange.

Contemporary African Oral Traditions – Roundtable Recording

By |2019-11-26T10:39:22+01:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa, Orality and Oral Forms, Past events, Podcast|

Orature plays a determinant role in literary expression around the world, but unwritten verbal arts have been explicitly excluded from definitions of world literature. Watch the recording from the roundtable on Contemporary Oral African Traditions to learn more about orature's place in world literature.

MULOSIGE Reading List: Imagining Mid-Nineteenth-Century Beirut as a ‘City of the World’

By |2019-08-09T12:25:58+01:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Reading, Time Periods|Tags: , , , , , , |

This reading list was contributed by Dr Rita Sakr and addresses the mid-nineteenth-century cultural-geographical dynamics that constructed Beirut as a ‘city of the world’, helping us to consider how its production forms both a ‘crisis of representation’ and a ‘representation of crisis’.

MULOSIGE Reading List: Orature, World Literature and Mobility

By |2019-08-05T16:08:17+01:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, North India, Orality and Oral Forms, Popular and Pulp Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Professor Catherine Servan-Schreiber (CNRS Paris) offers a reading list that explores orature and mobility in North Indian popular culture.

MULOSIGE Reading List: The Significant Literary Geographies of African Festivals

By |2019-07-31T09:39:48+01:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Education and Taste, Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

In an era where cultural festivals multiply, so-called African festivals have spread in Africa, but also outside of Africa, in major cities as well as in little-known villages, for example in provincial France. What are some of their implications and effects in the case of francophone African literature?

Poétiques et politiques de l’activisme des écrivains dans les Pays du Sud

By |2019-07-03T09:43:26+01:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Events, Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Maghreb, North India|

Cette conférence s’assigne comme but d’explorer selon une perspective comparée la manière dont l’activisme des écrivains négocie la poétique et la politique dans trois régions des Pays du Sud: le Maghreb, la Corne de l’Afrique et le nord de l’Inde.

MULOSIGE Reading List: International Solidarity and World Literature

By |2019-12-04T10:50:52+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Literary Criticism, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This reading list was contributed by Dr Anna Bernard and challenges the choice between nation and transnationalism that has often seemed central to theorizations of world literature, but which has tended to bypass internationalist networks of anti-colonial writers working within discrete national contexts.

MULOSIGE Reading List: Re-Orienting Modernism, Mapping East-East Exchanges

By |2019-05-30T09:03:15+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Poetry, Themes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Assistant Professor Levi Thompson (University of Colorado, Boulder) offers a reading list to re-orient conceptions of modernism, drawing on East-East exchanges.

MULOSIGE Reading List: World Literature and Planetary Catastrophe

By |2019-05-31T10:19:51+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Genre, Literary Criticism, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr Florian Mussgnug (UCL) provides a reading list on World Literature and Planetary Catastrophe.