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News 17 Dec, 2018

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. 

News 17 Dec, 2018

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.

News 26 Nov, 2018

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).

News 25 Jan, 2019

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

Blog 29 Nov, 2018

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.