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Landscapes of a Lyric Empire

By |2017-03-28T12:46:08+01:00March 8th, 2017|Categories: , |Tags: , , , , , |

Presenting the comparative poetics of Sir William Jones to demonstrate the role of orientalist readings of ghazals in the history of lyricization. Jones was one of the first litterateurs to treat ‘lyrick’ as a universal category and to translate Persian ghazals as ‘lyricks’. Dr Fatima Burney (SOAS)

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Reading group with Javed Majeed (King’s College London)

By |2019-04-12T14:39:53+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Education and Taste, North India, Past events, Reading Group, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Javed Majeed joined us for an informative and enjoyable reading group where we discussed his work on the Linguistic Survey of India and its superintendent, George Grierson.

Forget English! Orientalisms and World Literatures

By |2017-03-28T13:10:21+01:00February 8th, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |

Discussion with Professor Aamir R. Mufti (UCLA) of his book Forget English: Orientalisms and World Literatures - a powerful and authoritative intervention in the discussion of world literature and the hegemony of English.

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