Readings from the Horn of Africa

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Readings from the Horn of Africa2018-06-06T12:59:11+01:00

MULOSIGE Reading List: The Significant Literary Geographies of African Festivals

By |July 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?

Poétiques et politiques de l’activisme des écrivains dans les Pays du Sud

By |July 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 |July 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 |July 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.

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

By |June 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 Syllabus: Science, Literature and Development in the MENA Region

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Genre, Horn of Africa, Maghreb, Members, MULOSIGE Syllabi, Popular and Pulp Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This is a course about the relationship between science, literature and development in the MENA region and the role science fiction in world literature.