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Tabish Khair - Digitalisation, Politics and Literature: Or Why Literature Matters?

Partly drawing upon Byung-Chul Han’s philosophical texts, this talk will examine why – and how – creative literature matters in an age of ‘post-truth.’ It will try to formulate a definition of literature that is neither parochial nor relativist, neither left to the ‘market’ nor to the ‘reader’, and that does not depend, finally, on unexamined nationalist or globalist assumptions. It will also look at the impact of digitalisation on literature, and connect both to politics.

The event will be held on the 6th October 2017, 17:00 in Oculus building, room 1.04

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Tabish Khair, PhD, DPhil

Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

Leverhulme Guest Professor, Leeds University, UK

Educated up to his Masters in Gaya, Bihar, India, and then doing a PhD from Copenhagen, after working as a journalist in Patna and Delhi for a few years, Tabish Khair is the author of various books, including novels and poetry. These include the studies Babu Fictions: Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Novels, and The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness. In 2016, he published a study, The New Xenophobia and a novel, Jihadi Jane, to critical acclaim. Winner of the All India Poetry Prize, his fiction has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize, the DSC Prize, the Hindu Fiction Prize, Encore Award, etc. He is currently a Leverhulme guest professor at the School of English, Leeds University, UK.

Tue 03 Oct 2017, 07:31 | Tags: Conference, Undergraduate, Staff, Research, Public Event, Postgraduate

Tabish Khair - Digitalisation, Politics and Literature: Or Why Literature Matters?

Partly drawing upon Byung-Chul Han’s philosophical texts, this talk will examine why – and how – creative literature matters in an age of ‘post-truth.’ It will try to formulate a definition of literature that is neither parochial nor relativist, neither left to the ‘market’ nor to the ‘reader’, and that does not depend, finally, on unexamined nationalist or globalist assumptions. It will also look at the impact of digitalisation on literature, and connect both to politics.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Tabish Khair, PhD, DPhil

Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

Leverhulme Guest Professor, Leeds University, UK

Educated up to his Masters in Gaya, Bihar, India, and then doing a PhD from Copenhagen, after working as a journalist in Patna and Delhi for a few years, Tabish Khair is the author of various books, including novels and poetry. These include the studies Babu Fictions: Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Novels, and The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness. In 2016, he published a study, The New Xenophobia and a novel, Jihadi Jane, to critical acclaim. Winner of the All India Poetry Prize, his fiction has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Prize, the DSC Prize, the Hindu Fiction Prize, Encore Award, etc. He is currently a Leverhulme guest professor at the School of English, Leeds University, UK.


Professors Lawrence Venuti and Karen Van Dyck on campus in October

The Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority is pleased to be welcoming two distinguished academic visitors to Warwick campus between October 24 and 27: Professor Karen Van Dyck, Kimon A. Doukas Professor of Modern Greek Language and Literature at Columbia University, and Professor Lawrence Venuti, Professor of English at Temple University. Staff, students and the general public are warmly invited to join us for the public events listed below. Please contact Chantal Wright at C.M.Wright@warwick.ac.uk with any queries.

An interactive map of Warwick campus can be found at the following link: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/visiting/maps/interactive/

“Migration, Translingualism, Translation”, a lecture by Professor Karen Van Dyck

Tuesday 24 October, 5 to 6.30 p.m. Room: A0.28 Millburn House (in Film and TV Studies, located on the Kirby Corner Road side of the Millburn House complex), followed by drinks.

“Translating Proverbs: The Instrumentalism of Conventional Wisdom”, a lecture by Professor Lawrence Venuti

Wednesday 25 October, 5 to 6.30 p.m. Room: A0.28 Millburn House (in Film and TV Studies, located on the Kirby Corner Road side of the Millburn House complex), followed by drinks.

Translation Matters: The Current State of Translation Studies. A professorial roundtable with Professor Lawrence Venuti (Temple), Emeritus Professor Jean Boase-Beier (UEA), Professor Michelle Bolduc (Exeter) and Professor Loredana Polezzi (Cardiff).

Friday 27 October, 2.15 to 4 p.m. Room: R0.03 Ramphal Building, Library Road, central campus.

For more information, visit our Translation at Warwick webpage.


"Ira Aldridge: Against Prejudice" : an event at the Globe Theatre, London, 19th September

Against Prejudice: A celebration of Ira Aldridge

Thursday 19 September, 7 pm, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Join us for a celebration of Ira Aldridge, with a staged reading and panel discussion of Against Prejudice: Ira Aldridge Theatre Manager- 1828 led by Tony Howard

More information and link to the ticket office - warwick.ac.uk/thisiscov

Wed 13 Sep 2017, 10:33 | Tags: Theatre Studies, Staff, Shakespeare, Public Event

Sarah Moss shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize, for The Tidal Zone, https://wellcomebookprize.org

Congratulations to Sarah Moss, shortlisted for Wellcome Book Prize, for her novel The Tidal Zone. The prize "celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch our lives."

Sarah Moss is a professor, teaching on the Warwick Writing Programme.

Mon 20 Mar 2017, 15:19 | Tags: Prizes, awards, long / shortlist, Staff

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