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Literary Transnationalism and Creativity in the Twenty-first Century
An online workshop co-organized by Stefan Helgesson (Stockholm University) and Marcello Stella (University of São Paulo).
7th May 2021: 15:00-17:30 (CET) / 11:00-13:30 (BRT)
New Book on Swedish Working-class Fiction in Translation
Swedish working-class fiction from the 1930s has quite rightly been regarded as one of Sweden's most important contributions to world literature. Nowhere else has a single generation of self-taught writers with origins in the lower social classes had such a strong and long-lasting impact. But what happens once this literature travels outside of Sweden's borders? Does this literature have a life there?
New Publication: Invoking Flora Nwapa
We're proud to present another book written by a member of our research group: Invoking Flora Nwapa: Nigerian Women Writers, Femininity and Spirituality in World Literature by Paula Uimonen.
Special Issue: Comparative Literature Studies
‘Decentering Global Literary History: The Role of Translation and Cultural Relations in ‘Peripheral’ Literatures’
Guest Editors: Diana Roig-Sanz, Elisabet Carbó-Catalan, Ana Kvirikashvili (IN3- Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
New Book: Lire l'Histoire générale des Antilles de J.-B. Du Tertre
Exotisme et établissement français aux Îles (1625-1671)
By Christina Kullberg (Brill 2020)
World Literature and the Minor
6–7 May 2021
University of Leuven, Belgium (online)
Special Issue of Textual Practice: Inscriptions of Worldliness
The second publication resulting from our conference "Loose Tongues: World Literature and the Vernacular" is now available online:
PhD Position: James Baldwin and the Dynamics of World Literature
A fully-funded doctoral research position is available in the project "James Baldwin’s 21st-century career" at the University of Leuven’s Literature Department.
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.