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The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia

By |2017-06-14T16:09:43+01:00June 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Two day workshop looking at the ways in which modern and contemporary South Asian and African writers who produce their work from specific locales consider their place in the world, in world literature, in the wider geographical regions or national literary histories.

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A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary “Booms” in a Comparative Perspective

By |2017-06-01T17:16:34+01:00June 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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