On our radar
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).
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 if 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.
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.
Seminar at Oxford University
Dr Annika Mörte Alling will present the World Literatures research programme at a seminar hosted by the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation group at the University of Oxford.
Centre for Comparative Literature's 29th Annual Conference (Toronto)
University of Toronto, 29-30th March 2019
50th Anniversary of the Centre for Comparative Literature 1969-2019
Call for papers:
"What Is a Text?" Lecture by Karin Barber at Stockholm University
On 19th September, a lecture by Professor Karin Barber (University of Birmingham) will inaugurate a new theme within the Doctoral School in the Humanities at Stockholm University: “World Literatures and the Culture of Texts”. The theme has been created in collaboration with the research programme "Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures".