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English Seminar ‘ Towards a World Literature Network Seeding Event Series’ – Special Topic: Women and World Literature
July 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Towards a World Literature Network Seeding Event Series
Special Topic: Women and World Literature
21st July 2016 – Seminar Room GO10, Hardiman Research Building.
Recent debates surrounding the definition and scope of world literature have sparked a resurgence of interest in the concept of the disciplinary boundaries of literary studies. This resurgence has been amplified by questions about the dominance of English as the language of globalisation; the demands of the digital age; and the fallout from the global financial crisis. Some of the key questions that have arisen are: How do we define world literature? How is ‰Û÷world literature’ to be taught? What issues surround the dissemination of research in world literature? Our main focus for this event is to pick up and build on conversations from previous seeding events, but we are also keen to start some new ones, particularly with emphasis on the intersection of transnational feminism, women’s studies, gender studies and world literature.