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
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:
Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's plenary talks are now available on video here. Don't miss Homi Bhabha's discussion of redefining the body and rewriting history through a new concept inspired by Benjamin's smallness: "the diurnal," in "The Internal Emigrant: or, Who is at Home in the Humanities?"; David Damrosch's “What Isn’t World Literature? Problems of Language, Context
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
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 Ana Luísa Amaral's full IWL lecture in PDF, as well as an interview with her published in the Italian magazine
Héctor Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at Stanford University has recently published his book Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel (Columbia UP, 2015), whose focus on world literature crystallized during H
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."