Current Globalising Movement

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The current globalising moment has seen the boom of neo-liberal global capitalism, of Anglophone literature and a revival of “world literature” as comparative literature for the global age.

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.

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.

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.

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

By |2019-04-12T14:18:11+01:00January 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.

MULOSIGE libraries project

By |2019-04-12T14:23:13+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Education and Taste, Events, Outreach, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Discover literature in Arabic at your local library! MULOSIGE is working with libraries in London to encourage them to stock books in multiple languages.

Writing Rumi in Whitman’s Image: On Coleman Barks, and the Appropriation of Rumi’s Poetry

By |2019-04-12T14:25:30+01:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Maghreb, Poetry, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Barks looks to create a rendition of Rumi that is intelligible to him. This endeavor manifests as a form of Orientalism, however subtle: it is Barks’ project to create Rumi and Rumi's poetry in his own image.

Football and Migrant crises: Fatou Diome’s Le Ventre de l’Atlantique

By |2019-04-12T14:26:08+01:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Popular and Pulp Fiction, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published in 2003, Fatou Diome’s début novel Le Ventre de l’Atlantique (The Belly of the Atlantic) followed a defining moment in modern Franco-Senegalese history: the 2002 Fifa World Cup.

MULOSIGE Syllabus: ‘Reading together’ Literary Texts in Multilingual Contexts

By |2019-04-12T14:27:52+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Members|Tags: , , |

This course attempts to break down common reading practices from three multilingual contexts: Morocco, North India and the Horn of Africa.

Beyond conflicts, crises and catastrophes: Afro-Pessimism in Western Media

By |2019-04-12T14:28:18+01:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Horn of Africa|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rachel Tabea Bossmeyer criticizes the afro-pessimism of mainstream Western Media and its ties to colonial literary productions.