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World Literature, German Studies and Comparative Literature in post-colonial Context

Tuesday 27th November 2007, 17:00-19:00, H2.02 Humanities Building, Main Campus

This workshop will cover postcolonial perspectives in German literary studies from Goethe, through twentieth-century exile literature to contemporary diasporic cultural production.

Professor Bhatti is the Head of the Centre of German Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and President of the Goethe Society of India. He has researched and lectured widely in comparative cultural studies, with a key focus on relations between Europe – especially Germany, Austria and Switzerland - and India/Asia.

His recent English-language publications include Jewish Exile in India. Ed. Anil Bhatti & Johannes Voigt, New Delhi 1999 (Manohar); and ‘Cultural Homogenisation, Places of Memory and the Loss of Secular Urban Space. In: Helmuth Berking, Sybille Frank (eds).

Contact: Christine Achinger - for texts by Anil Bhatti or further information