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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. 

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.

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 26 Nov, 2018

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". 

Event 13 Nov, 2018

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.