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World Literatures: Multilingual Locals and Cosmopolitan Dynamics

Translation and Criticism
Annika Mörte Alling (Lund); Francesca Orsini (SOAS)
Chair: Matthew Reynolds (Oxford)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 17:15 to 19:15
Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building

Representatives of two major world literature research programmes presented the projects and explored the intersections between them. Prof Francesca Orsini (SOAS) leads the ERC-funded project on `Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies: For a New Approach to World Literature', which explores the numerous, often fractured, and non-overlapping worlds of literature through case studies in north India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa. Annika Mörte Alling (Lund) is a  participant in the Swedish project on 'World Literatures: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics, which explores, across numerous languages, how aesthetic values, genres, forms, literary communities and individual authorships are shaped in trade-offs between the local and the global, the national and the transnational, and between hegemonic and dominated languages in Asian, African, European and American contexts. All were welcome!

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