On our radar
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: Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures
Edited by Stefan Helgesson, Birgit Neumann, and Gabriele Rippl (De Gruyter, 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.