On our radar
The Harems of Constantinople in Stories by Elsa Lindberg-Dovlette
Prof. Helena Bodin is currently visiting the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, where she recently gave a lecture entitled "Seclusion vs. Accessibility – the Harems of Constantinople in Stories by Elsa Lindberg-Dovlette".
Subjectivity in Gao Xingjian’s Paintings
Welcome to a guest lecture by Professor Kwok-kan Tam at Uppsala University (Forum for China Studies).
World Literature and the Archives of Criticism
A one-day colloquium at Queen Mary University of London, Saturday 17th March, 9.30am to 5pm.
New documentary film Efuru@50 in Nigeria
The documentary film Efuru@50, a celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women's literature captures the 5-city celebration in Nigeria, with keynotes, papers, dramas and quizzes.
Researching World Literature (Lund Literary Society)
Annika Mörte Alling, Paul Tenngart and Christian Claesson will be presenting our research programme at the Lund Literary Society tonight and also discussing methods and theories in the study of World Literature.
African Literature and the Press
Dr Erik Falk from our group is currently visiting our network partners at the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier for the conference "African Literature and the Press", organized by Dr Claire Ducournau. His paper is titled "Writing East Africa in the world: Transition’s early years".
Our Uncommon Ground - Conference at Durham University
In three weeks time, Dr Christina Kullberg from our programme will be joining UK colleagues in a panel at the conference Our Uncommon Ground: Modern Languages and Cultures for the 21st Century at Durham University (16-18th April 2018). Her paper is entitled "The Archipelagic longue durée of Caribbean Literatures".
Flora Nwapa and African women in world literature
Professor Stefan Helgesson and Dr Paula Uimonen will be participating in the Stockholm Literature Festival 13-14th April 2018, where they will be discussing the Nigerian author Flora Nwapa and African women in world literature.