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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.

On Some Recent Worrying over World Literature’s Commodity Status

By |2019-04-12T14:37:22+01:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Interventions, Literary Criticism|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

World literature, Sarah Brouillette argues, could be understood as "a moment of purportedly global circulation that is really a moment of uneven distribution"

Bibliomigrancy: World Literature as a Pact with Books

By |2019-04-12T14:42:27+01:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Digital Humanities and Archiving, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

Professor Venkat Mani (University of Wisconsin-Madison) politicise the idea of world literature. He argues that library and print and digital cultural histories assist in understanding world literature as historically conditioned, culturally determined, and politically charged, and focuses on the role of the state in the construction of world literature using Nazi Germany as a case study.

Bibliomigrancy: World Literature as a Pact with Books

By |2017-03-29T17:50:10+01:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |

Professor Mani draws on his book Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books to politicise the idea of world literature. Mani argues that investigations of library and print and digital cultural histories assist in understanding world literature as historically conditioned, culturally determined, and politically charged, and focuses on the role of the state in the construction of world literature.

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