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MULOSIGE seeks texts with aesthetic value and literary significance, with the understanding that World Literature is much more than a means to ‘represent’ a language or culture to a Western audience. These can be literary texts in any of MULOSIGE’s target languages, critical studies that inform our understanding of literature, or English renderings of primary texts which we hope will reach a wider audience.

“Ach Ba Gá Dom Labhairt Leat:” An Foclóir Aiteach and the Presence of Queer Culture as Gaeilge.

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jenny Moran introduces An Foclóir Aiteach, a dictionary that writes queer terminology into the Irish language.

What’s in a Name? On Afghanistan’s Fraught Persian Language Politics

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Maghreb, North India, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ronah Baha discusses the politics of the BBC's decision to name their BBC Afghanistan page 'BBC Dari', focusing on the rich diversity of Persian literary and civilisational linguistic histories.

Is the fragmentation method used by Bao Ninh in Sorrow of War effective?

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Christie Cheng is currently enrolled in the Masters in Cultural Studies programme at SOAS and is particularly interested in understanding contemporary Southeast Asian cultural production through film and literature. Prior to her MA course,

Ethiopia and the convergence of antifascist and anticolonial activism in the 1930s

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Literary Criticism, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr Sara Marzagora reviews Neelam Srivastava's new book "Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1977"

Vahni Capildeo: The Mother Tongue is an Evil Myth

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Poetry, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Is there such thing as a single language? Capildeo's poetry emphasises linguistic multiplicity even in monoglot societies.

Contextualising politics of the South African Land Fear

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , |

Edna Mohamed is an MA Postcolonial Studies student at SOAS, University of London. Her current research examines de-linking practises and liberation movements within the cultural form from a Black feminist lens. Her other interests

Sultana’s Dream: An alternative view of colonial Bengal.

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Genre, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sinjini Chatterjee discusses the portrayal of a female utopia in Rokeya Hossain's Engish language short story, "Sultana's Dream".

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

By |September 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.