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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.

Conference: The Poetics and Politics of Writer-Activism in the Global South

By |2019-07-06T09:44:10+01:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Education and Taste, Events, Horn of Africa, Maghreb, North India, Poetry|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MULOSIGE is co-organising the conference "The Poetics and Politics of Writer-Activism in the Global South: Between Local Engagement and World-Making Solidarities" with The University of Mohamed V, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences; Rabat, Morocco, 16-17 April 2020.

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 Reading List: The Poetics of the Orphan In Postcolonial Literature

By |2019-05-29T10:21:00+01:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, North India, Poetry, Reading|

Matt Reeck (UCLA) offers a guided reading list to interrogate the "Poetics of the Orphan in Postcolonial Literature".

MULOSIGE London Libraries Project – Arabic

By |2019-06-07T12:34:42+01:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Maghreb, North India, Outreach, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , |

MULOSIGE is working closely with the Council of Islington and a variety of community centres in a project to make London libraries more multilingual.

Being Human

By |2019-05-14T16:08:16+01:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Maghreb, North India, Orality and Oral Forms, Past events, Podcast, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

In this podcast, Dr Vayu Naidu discusses the MULOSIGE project with Professor Francesca Orsini, Itzea Goikolea-Amiano and Jack Clift. As part of the Being Human festival, Dr Vayu Naidu gives a storytelling workshop at the N4 Library and discusses how multiple languages, improvisation and music can create fascinating new paths for stories and literature to travel across the world.

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.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference: “How do we stop being somebody else’s image?”

By |2019-04-12T14:15:03+01:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Literary Criticism, North India, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Laetitia Zecchini discusses the politics of literary translation and publication, particularly surrounding the journal Quest funded by the International Council for Cultural Freedom, itself backed by the CIA. She examined the editor Nissim Ezekiel’s own positions and motivations, noting that for him Quest’s purpose was the create the conditions in which the magazine would provide the freedom to debate, argue, and hold different theoretical positions, creating a space of cultural independence which could in turn realise political independence.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference: Hindi literary activism in the 1950s

By |2019-04-12T14:15:40+01:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Journals, Literary Criticism, North India, Podcast, Popular and Pulp Fiction|Tags: |

Professor Francesca Orsini (SOAS), examines the production and re-production of short stories in Hindi literary magazines in the 1950s, offering a case study of the Hindi magazine Kahani (Short Story, 1954). She argues that world literature can only be envisioned and produced through local views, rather than under one overarching banner of what constitutes “world literature.” Her talk highlights the medium of the magazine as a site of non-state literary activism that placed readers and young writers at the center, the preference for the story as opposed to the novel, and the multilingual knowledge that animated reading practices, even when publication occurred in a single language (Hindi).