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)
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.
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.