On our radar
New documentary film Efuru@50 in Nigeria
Efuru@50, a celebration of Flora Nwapa, pioneer of African women literature.
Komplitt: Forum for Comparative Literature - 2018 programme
The programme is now available for the Komplitt seminars at Lund University, Spring 2018, organised by Annika Mörte Alling, Christian Claesson, and Paul Tenngart.
Travel, Translingualism, and the Art of Translational Storytelling
Welcome to two talks by Dr Shuangyi Li (Comparative Literature, Lund), who will be visiting Stockholm University next week:
Distantly reading poetry translation
Guest lecture by Jacob Blakesley, Centre for World Literatures, University of Leeds.
14th February 2018, 10am.
Latin American Institute Library, Stockholm University.
Workshop: Transnational Cultural Exchange and Globalization
Andreas Hedberg represented the World Literatures research programme at a recent workshop at Uppsala University with Professor Johan Heilbron, Director of research at the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
Literary Networks and Digital Media in Contemporary African Literatures
“Cosmopolitan and vernacular dynamics” in the Swedish press
In an article published in Dagens Nyheter last week, Stefan Helgesson presents the World Literatures research programme to a Swedish audience by reflecting on the dual tendency to understand literature as a national or as a universal phenomenon. After presenting the debate in literary studies surrounding the notion of “world literature”, he situates the aims of our own research within this wider context.
AWA: la revue de la femme noire
A digitised version of one of the earliest independent African women’s magazines AWA: la revue de la femme noire is now available on https://www.awamagazine.org.