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, she read English Literature at the National University of Singapore and worked as an Arts Manager for the Literary Arts
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 Histories through Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War (Raghu Karnad)
Are nations created by their histories? Raghu Karnad's book 'Farthest Field' problematizes British and Indian memorialisations of WWII.
MULOSIGE recommends: Multiple impressions: the coexistence of scribal practices and printing technologies in texts
An interdisciplinary symposium and workshop for graduate students and early-career researchers on the, Histories of the production and reproduction of texts in Asian and African geographies by copyists, scriptoria, or printers.
In this final session Catherine Servan-Schreiber and Camille Buat will introduce selected texts from the vendetta epics and the bidesiya tradition (songs of migration).
In this week-long course, Prof Catherine Servan-Schreiber (CEIAS, Paris) and Camille Buat (Sciences Po, Paris and University of Göttingen) will explore the living traditions in the Bhojpuri language of Northern India.
How does awareness of contemporary orature change the way we approach historical texts? How can we use these texts as sources to write a history of the region which produced them? How can we use narrative patterns to compare distant forms of orature? And how can we make orature seriously part of the study of world literature?
Sanele Ntshingana recently received an honours degree in African languages from Rhodes University. He is now studying for an MA in African Languages with a focus on historical sociolinguistics. His research interests include Xhosa historiography, the making and unmaking of archive and the production of "history". The late eighteenth century southern seaboard
Jürgen Osterhammel discusses Eurocentrism and the status of world history in the German academy
When does a book become part of world literature? When it is translated into a major language, published by a metropolitan publisher and endorsed by renowned writers? So why has Qurratulain Hyder’s novel failed to register?