MLO Event: Comparative Moods: Language, Diversity and Kinship in a Changing World

Posted on November 02, 2018 by Megan Ainsworth

Comparative Moods: Language, Diversity and Kinship in a Changing World

Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL
13th November (6.30-8 pm)

This event is to celebrate the launch the Comparative Literature section of Modern Languages Open, and involves speakers from the editorial board, authors of articles in the launch issue, and other interlocutors. Moving beyond the monolithic notion of world literature - commonly associated with cultural connectivity and transnational interaction but also with monolingual sameness - our debate opens to a multiplicity of emergent "comparative moods" that have come to re-define research in Modern Languages and that are presented here, from the perspective of Comparative Literature, as a cause for optimism and mutual renewal of purpose.

Speakers
Emma Bond (St Andrews)
Andrew Ginger (University of Birmingham)
Sara Marzagora (SOAS)
Rosa Mucignat (King's College London)
Florian Mussgnug (UCL)
Henriette Partzsch (University of Glasgow)
Haun Saussy (University of Chicago)
Galin Tihanov (Queen Mary University London)

All welcome. The event will be followed by a wine reception, generously sponsored by Liverpool University Press.

More information here.

Book here.

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