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Reading group with S. Shankar (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa)

By |2019-04-12T14:38:43+01:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Literary Criticism, Past events, Reading Group, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

S. Shankar's work challenges reductive understandings of ‘world’ as presented in theories of ‘world literature’ and critiques conceptualisations of ‘literature’ as influenced by Western ideas of the ‘literary’

Censorship and Freedom of Speech in a Comparative Context: The Case of Contemporary Tamil Literature

By |2017-05-26T17:37:58+01:00May 31st, 2017|Categories: |Tags: , , , , |

S. Shankar takes up the text and controversial context of Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubagan (English title One Part Woman) sketching the challenges of contesting literary censorship using aesthetic terms fashioned within national and/or cosmopolitan contexts and considers ways in which such contestation might nevertheless be pursued within vernacular contexts.

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