Literary Criticism

/Literary Criticism

For each region, we ask where ideas of what constitutes “good” literature and even literature itself comes from.

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.

Oral Traditions in World Literature – Addis Ababa Conference

By |2019-07-02T16:41:02+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Itineraries, Literary Criticism, Orality and Oral Forms|Tags: , , , , , |

In this conference, we argue that oral traditions are a vital component of world literature, and not only as an antecedent to written literatures, but in their own right. The conference seeks to move past the characterisation of oral literature as traditional, locally constrained, and less aesthetically complex than written literatures. We will show instead that oral traditions are a modern and dynamic form of literary expression everywhere around the world, sometimes able to circulate across long distances.

MULOSIGE Reading List: International Solidarity and World Literature

By |2019-07-01T17:01:46+01:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa, 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’s Special Issue Part II: Worlding Genres and Refractions

By |2019-06-14T11:24:40+01:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Journals, Literary Criticism|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Professor Francesca Orsini and Laetitia Zecchini compiled Part II of the Special Issue: The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia - Worlding Genres and Refractions. Orsini, Francesca and Letitia Zecchini (eds.) Special Issue: The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia - Part II: Worlding Genres

MULOSIGE Podcast: A Case of Exploding Markets

By |2019-06-05T09:54:03+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Literary Criticism, North India, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

In this podcast, Dr Fatima Burney talks to Professor Roanne Kantor about her upcoming book, Even If You Gain the World: The Rise of South Asian Literature in Light of Latin America.

A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary “Booms” in a Comparative Perspective

By |2019-06-05T09:54:36+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Literary Criticism, North India, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , |

This excerpt is taken from an interview with Professor Kantor and Dr Fatima Burney about Kantor's upcoming book Even If You Gain the World: The Rise of South Asian Literature in Light of Latin America.

MULOSIGE’s Special Issue: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

By |2019-05-30T10:59:50+01:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Journals, Literary Criticism|

Explore MULOSIGE's Special Issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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.

“Reading together” in multilingual contexts beyond monolingual methodologies

By |2019-04-12T14:10:45+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Literary Criticism, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The conference programme for "Reading Together" in Multilingual Contexts Beyond Monolingual Methodologies, to be held in Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples 11-12 April 2019.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference Report

By |2019-04-12T14:14:35+01:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Journals, Literary Criticism, Maghreb, North India, Past events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference was convened at SOAS University of London on the 11-12th January 2019. The methodological conditions behind the conference are to consider the historical moment of the Cold War in ways other than by splitting the world into two spheres.