On our radar
Christina Kullberg writes on Maryse Condé in DN
In an article in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Christina Kullberg from our group writes about Maryse Condé's novels as world literature and reflects on their Swedish reception. Maryse Condé was recently in Stockholm to receive the New Academy Prize in Literature.
Translating Frantz Fanon
Here you can read a feature essay by Christina Kullberg, Kathryn Batchelor and Sue-Ann Harding on the book Translating Frantz Fanon Across Continents and Languages (Routledge 2017) in the LSE Review of Books.
World Literatures. Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange
We are delighted to announce the release of our research group's first book-length publication:World Literatures. Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange (Stockholm University Press, 2018).
Release seminar for World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange
5th February 2019, 3-5 pm
NOTE! NEW VENUE: E371, Department of English, Stockholm University
New Book: World Literatures
In her recent book, Postcolonial Poetics, Elleke Boehmer sees world literature studies as assuming “a general interchangeability across cultural divides” (14). This has been one tendency in the field, but whether it describes the current state of world literature in the academy is debatable. In our new publication, World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange, the intention has been different: to return to the rough ground of literature’s making of and being in the world.
Sociologies of Poetry Translation
Cecilia Schwartz from our research programme is amongst the contributors to a recent volume on the sociology of poetry translation. Her chapter is titled "Semiperipheral Relations: The Status of Italian Poetry in Sweden".
Talk series: The Role of the Writer
As part of a series of three talks exploring the role of the writer today, Christina Kullberg from our programme will join literary critic Judith Kiros in a discussion on the Algerian writer Assia Djebar on 20th November.
Lawrence Venuti at Stockholm University (22-23/11)
Welcome to two lectures by Professor Lawrence Venuti (Temple University) at Stockholm University next week.
Multiethnica 2019: Special issue on multilingualism
Multiethnica is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on themes related to ethnicity. The journal was founded in 1987 and has since been an important and valued publication, serving a wide audience within and outside the scholarly community.