As world literature becomes increasingly important in the Humanities curriculum and the academia in a globalizing world, the Journal of World Literature aims at bringing together scholars all over the world interested in debating, rethinking, and redefining the concept of world Read more about Brill's Journal of World Literature
Two of our 2016 participants at Harvard, Laura Fuchs-Eisner, Doctoral candidate, Romance studies and ÖAW DOC-Fellow, and Monika Raič, Doctoral candidate, Comparative Literature from the University of Innsbruck wrote a very informative account on our sixth summer session. You can check it out here:
Two of our 2015 participants in Lisbon, Carmer Rainer, PhD candidate, and Dr. Katharina Walter from the University of Innsbruck wrote a very informative account on our Lisbon session. You can check it out here:
Following our inaugural sessions in Beijing (2011), Istanbul (2012), Harvard (2013), Hong Kong (2014), and Lisbon (2015), the Institute invites you once again at Harvard, for a four-week session of seminars and lectures on the theory and practice of world literature offered by some of the leading names in world literary studies today:
Paul Bandia, Concordia University Homi Bhabha, Harvard University Margaret Cohen, Stanford University David Damrosch, Harvard University Paul Giles, University of Sydney Eric Hayot, Pennsylvania State Read more about IWL Returns to Harvard in 2016
Ana Luísa Amaral, poet and professor of literature at the University of Porto, presented her IWL guest lecture “Tunes, and Other Matters (like Potatoes): Talking about Poetry and Life” on June 29th, at the University of Lisbon as part of our fifth summer session. An amazing and moving multilingual journey into her personal and intellectual past, an insight into her current projects, and a glimpse at her future poetic adventures.
Check out Professor Krishan Kumar's article "The Return of Arnold Toynbee" in the Times Literary Supplement based on the lecture he gave this summer at the 2014 IWL in Hong Kong, "Civilization as a Concept for Global Analysis: The Example of Arnold Toynbee."