2016 IWL Lectures: Open to the Public

June 7, 2016
2016 IWL Lectures: Open to the Public

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 (Harvard): “What Isn’t World Literature? Problems of Language, Context, and Politics”

June 27: Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers), “Reading Both: Literary History and the Monolingual Model”

July 4:   Gisèle Sapiro (EHESS and CNRS), “Authorship in Transnational Perspective: World Literature in the Making”

July 11: Mariano Siskind (Harvard), “Dislocating France: Comparative Modernisms and Cosmopolitan Distance”

Panel sessions: Harvard-Yenching Auditorium, 4:30-6:00pm:


June 29: Panel on Publishing:

David Damrosch (ch), Paul Bandia, Eric Hayot, Lital Levy, Bruce Robbins

July 13: Panel on Jobs:

David Damrosch (ch), Paul Giles, Gisèle Sapiro, Jing Tsu