Education and Taste

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A focus on education offers a lens through which to study ideological state apparatuses and the relationship between literary authors and political power.

Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme: legitimising collective memory in the face of legislative amnesia

By |2019-04-12T14:17:09+01:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Education and Taste, Horn of Africa, Reading, Themes, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Isadora Hutcheson-Lovett argues that "Dernières nouvelles du colonialisme" pushes back against French legislative power; demonstrating collective transnational memory in the face of France's metropolitan amnesia.

Mysteries of the Indian Jungle – Emilio Salgari’s Orientalist adventures

By |2019-04-12T14:21:55+01:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

No Italian writer has left a deeper and more lasting imprint over Italian readers of a certain exotic image of India than Emilio Salgari (1862-1922). His adventure books spanning four continents rank among the classics of adventure/children’s literature. Indeed, were popularity alone determined membership to world literature, Salgari would count as the foremost Italian writer in the world.

A Textbook Example: How English schools shape views of Hindi Literature

By |2019-04-12T14:22:09+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shonali Jindal investigates whether a fundamental difference exists in the treatment of Hindi and English Literature in English-medium textbooks in contemporary India.

MULOSIGE libraries project

By |2019-04-12T14:23:13+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, Events, Outreach, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Discover literature in Arabic at your local library! MULOSIGE is working with libraries in London to encourage them to stock books in multiple languages.

Re-imagining Histories through Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War (Raghu Karnad)

By |2019-04-12T14:24:59+01:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, Literary Criticism, North India, Reading, Themes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are nations created by their histories? Raghu Karnad's book 'Farthest Field' problematizes British and Indian memorialisations of WWII.

Making the child ‘sharīf’ in Urdu textbooks – Muslim, yet not Islamic

By |2019-04-12T14:28:48+01:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sumaira Nawaz reflects on Urdu educational texts in colonial North India and how they informed new sensibilities and identities across religious divides

Iran’s official book awards: a more open ‘World’ literature

By |2019-04-12T14:30:24+01:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Iranian poet, literary critic and translator Alireza Abiz examines Iran's 'World Book Award' and the languages, works, and topics it considers and finds the prize to be surprisingly expansive in acknowledging different sources of cultural and literary exchange in Iran

MULOSIGE Syllabus: Comparative Colonial Pedagogies

By |2019-04-12T14:31:13+01:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, Members|Tags: |

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Imperial Languages/Languages and Empire: A reflection

By |2019-04-12T14:33:03+01:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MULOSIGE's Francesca Orsini interrogates a new collaborative project that explores the interaction between languages and empire and suggests that 'imperial languages' as a conceptual category should be deployed carefully

To Win the Nobel Prize, Write in a European Language

By |2019-04-12T14:35:11+01:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, Interventions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

July Blalack argues that The Nobel Prize in literature is failing its global audience due to its near exclusive focus on literature written in European languages.