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2016 IWL, Harvard: Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's Plenary Talks Now on Video!

2016 IWL, Harvard: Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's Plenary Talks Now on Video!

August 8, 2016

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, and Politics," and Gisèle Sapiro's, “Authorship in Transnational Read more about 2016 IWL, Harvard: Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's Plenary Talks Now on Video!

2016 IWL Lectures: Open to the Public

2016 IWL Lectures: Open to the Public

June 7, 2016

The sixth Institute for World Literature meets between June 20 -- July 14, 2016 at Harvard. The plenary lectures by our IWL faculty, the Keynote Lecture by Homi Bhabha, as well as the panel sessions are open to the public:

Keynote Lecture, Harvard-Yenching Auditorium, 4:30-6:00pm

July 6: Homi Bhabha (Harvard), “The Internal Emigrant: or, Who Is at Home in the Humanities?”       

Plenary Lectures: Harvard-Yenching Auditorium, 4:30-6:00pm:

June 20: David Damrosch ( Read more about 2016 IWL Lectures: Open to the Public

IWL Returns to Harvard in 2016

IWL Returns to Harvard in 2016

September 17, 2015

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's Guest Lecture at 2015 IWL, University of Lisbon

Ana Luísa Amaral's Guest Lecture at 2015 IWL, University of Lisbon

August 16, 2015

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 Poesia Read more about Ana Luísa Amaral's Guest Lecture at 2015 IWL, University of Lisbon

Professor Krishan Kumar's IWL Lecture in TLS

Professor Krishan Kumar's IWL Lecture in TLS

October 17, 2014

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."

2015 IWL Flyer

2015 IWL Flyer

October 2, 2014

We are ready to sail on our fifth adventure to Lisbon in 2015! Check out our amazing offer of thirteen two-week seminars taught by leading names in world literary studies:  

  • Jonathan Arac, University of Pittsburgh
  • Helena Buescu, University of Lisbon
  • Thomas Claviez, University of Bern
  • David Damrosch, Harvard University
  • João Duarte, University of Lisbon
  • Debjani Ganguly, Australian National University  
  • José Luis Jobim, Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Djelal Kadir, Pennsylvania State University
  • Read more about 2015 IWL Flyer