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“Reading together” in multilingual contexts beyond monolingual methodologies

By |2019-04-12T14:10:45+01:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Literary Criticism, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The conference programme for "Reading Together" in Multilingual Contexts Beyond Monolingual Methodologies, to be held in Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples 11-12 April 2019.

Postcolonial Print Cultures Conference: Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism.

By |2019-04-12T14:12:40+01:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Journals, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tambimuttu and Sivanandan: Cold-War America and International Socialism Dr Ruvani Ranasinha (Kings College London) considers and contrasts the political positions and self-fashioning adopted during the careers of two mid-century Sri Lankan writers. Ranasinha recounts Tambimuttu’s self-stereotyping of the sensual Orient, first with his move to the UK in 1938, and later in terms

Barreessitoonni fi Qorattoonni Oromoo waa’ee Ogbarruu Oromoo Maal Jedhu?

By |2019-04-12T14:16:06+01:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , |

Ayele Kebede Roba discusses Oromo literature in the Oromo language; centring discussions of world literature outside of the English language.

No Beginning, no End: Storytelling Performance and Workshop

By |2018-09-25T13:55:08+01:00November 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Join author and performer Vayu Naidu as she leads a storytelling performance and workshop about stories that travel across cultures and languages. This event is supported by the MULOSIGE project at SOAS, University of London, and hosted by the N4 Library, Islington.

Vahni Capildeo: The Mother Tongue is an Evil Myth

By |2019-04-12T14:20:25+01:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Poetry, Reading, Translations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Is there such thing as a single language? Capildeo's poetry emphasises linguistic multiplicity even in monoglot societies.

Sultana’s Dream: An alternative view of colonial Bengal.

By |2019-04-12T14:21:29+01:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Genre, North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sinjini Chatterjee discusses the portrayal of a female utopia in Rokeya Hossain's Engish language short story, "Sultana's Dream".

Re-cognising Constructions of Violent ‘Truths’ in Seno Gumiro Ajidarma’s “The Incident”

By |2018-08-23T09:41:22+01:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: North India, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

Christie Cheng explores the constructions and re-constructions of violent truths in Seno Gumiro Ajidarma's short stories.

Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea

By |2018-08-22T09:14:00+01:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wide Sargasso Sea is an important piece of literature because it encourages us to think about local and transnational literary space.

NourbeSe Philip and destroying the English language

By |2019-04-12T14:23:26+01:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Gender and Queer Studies, Horn of Africa, Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Can the act of recycling the English language liberate those who have been snubbed by the hegemonic power? Is it a way of turning the master’s tools [...] against itself to be used as a device that dismantles the master’s unhinged, socially stratified house?