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?
Jenny Carla Moran is a Postcolonial studies MA student at SOAS University of London. She is the co-founder and a previous co-head editor of Trinity College Dublin's feminist journal, nemesis. Her current research interests include post-structuralism, gender theory, and embodiment in the digital age. Her perpetual interests include circles of femme friendships and cats."
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
A three-day workshop (14, 15 and 16 December 2017) hosted by MULOSIGE in collaboration with the Raza Foundation (New Delhi) and Delhi University
July Blalack argues that The Nobel Prize in literature is failing its global audience due to its near exclusive focus on literature written in European languages.
Only a tiny fraction of fiction published in English is translated, and only about a quarter of that translated fiction was originally written by women. And yet there are so many amazing women-authored books out there in the world – books we’re missing out on
A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary “Booms” in a Comparative Perspective
Self-conscious allusions to mid-century Latin American literature abound in late-century South Asian Anglophone texts, and yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the common geopolitical and market forces that connected these literatures and brought brought them to international prominence. This paper theorises the recent popularity of South Asian Anglophone literature in light of the Latin American “boom” of the 1960s.