On our radar
Special Issue of Interventions: Publication, Circulation and the Vernacular
As the first of two publications resulting from our conference “Loose Tongues: World Literature and the Vernacular” in August 2017 in Stockholm, this special issue looks at the fate of the vernacular in discrete contexts of circulation and publication.
World Literature and the Culture of Texts
7-8th May 2020
Graduate Symposium at Stockholm University
New Report on Swedish Literature in Translation
Andreas Hedberg from our group has compiled a report for the Swedish Publishers' Association on Swedish literature in translation throughout the world.
New Book: Multilingualität und Mehr-Sprachlichkeit
Those working on multilingualism may be interested in a recent book edited by Michaela Reinhardt and Antje Wischmann, Multilingualität und Mehr-Sprachlichkeit in der Gegenwartsliteratur (Rombach 2019). Andreas Hedberg from our programme has contributed with the chapter "The Othering of Others. Domestication and Foreignization in the Reception of Swedish Literature on the French Book Market 1945–2018".
Viet Thanh Nguyen Awarded Honorary Doctorate
Literature in the Nobel Era: Theoretical, archival, and critical approaches to the Nobel Prize in Literature
German Literature Archive, Marbach, 26-29th August 2020
Literature and Decolonisation: Versions of Autonomy
On 17th October, Professor Stefan Helgesson will give the annual lecture at the Centre for World Literatures (University of Leeds).
One People, One Language, One Nation - or the Fear of Multilingualism
A seminar organised by Swedish PEN on the right to one's language and on language as identity, with writers Judith Kiros, Annica Wennström and Göran Rosenberg, and librarian Tal Lewinsky.
A 'World' of Translation
In his seminar at Lund University, Prof. D'Haen will try and relate recent translation and world literature studies with an eye to gauging what they might contribute toward studying European literature(s)and identity/ies as evolving, or devolving, concepts. He will draw upon relevant secondary (theoretical) materials and upon literary examples drawn from various periods in European history.