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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: 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?

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: 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.

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.

MULOSIGE London Libraries Project – English

By |2019-05-22T10:18:16+01:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Maghreb, Outreach, Past events, 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.

The Ethiopian Writers’ Association: Between Multilingual Openings and Monolingual Practice

By |2019-05-03T15:02:16+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Journals, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

When the association that claims to be “Ethiopian” restricts its policy and publications to the tradition of one language and presents that language as a representative of the country, the legitimacy of such a claim should be called into question.

Asoosama gabaabaa: A short story in Oromo

By |2019-07-08T12:57:18+01:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Genre, Horn of Africa, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

"I did not know it" tells the story of Ruufo Gurraachaa, a girl who survived the Surro massacre as a small child. Brought up by a perpetrator of the massacre and given in marriage to an old man who orchestrated the violence, Ruufo is unaware of her tragic past. Yet these secrets cannot stay hidden. As Ruufo discovers that her husband's past brutally connects with her own, she must decide whether or not to take revenge.