Decolonisation

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Decolonisation in the late 1940s and 1950s coincided with the Cold War and mapped competing internationalisms that connected writers and activists in Asia and Africa with each other and with either the Eastern or Western bloc.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference: Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism.

By |2019-04-12T14:12:40+01:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Journals, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism Dr Ruvani Ranasinha (Kings College London) considers and contrasts the political positions and self-fashioning adopted during the careers of two mid-century Sri Lankan writers. Ranasinha recounts Tambimuttu’s self-stereotyping of the sensual Orient, first with his move to the UK in 1938, and later in terms

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).

Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries

By |2019-04-12T14:24:10+01:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Genre, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gender and Criminality in Bangla Crime Narratives: Late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries examines Bangla writings related to crime in the late 19th and early 20th century Bengal in terms of gender.

“Re-imagining the Maghreb beyond Mashreqi and colonial mediation: Morocco as a case study”

By |2018-08-21T17:36:26+01:00July 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Maghreb strand of MULOSIGE put together a panel for the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), held in Seville (Spain), 16-20 July. Entitled “Re-imagining the Maghreb beyond Mashreqi and colonial mediation: Morocco as a case study,” the panel explored new theoretical and methodological tools to grasp Morocco’s complex cultural, literary, and historical specificities as well as its connection to wider ‘significant geographies’ including Europe, the Islamic West, and the Arabic-speaking world.

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.

What is postcolonial philology?

By |2019-04-12T14:34:39+01:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: Interventions, Keywords|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

S. Shankar argues that postcolonial philology can present "a powerful way of plumbing the depths of that dauntingly deep and shifting ocean of historical experience that we call the modern colonial encounter and its aftermath".