About the event
Every year our attention is drawn to world literature in the shortlisting of major literary prizes. Those prizes focus on books, but until relatively recently readers were more likely to encounter world literature through the pages of magazines.
Join Francesca Orsini, Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature at SOAS, to discover how the medium – book versus magazine – has influenced our view of world literature.
This event is a collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries and the Faculty of English, University of Oxford.
Francesca Orsini is Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature at SOAS, University of London, a Fellow of the British Academy.
She has just finished a book on the multilingual literary history of Awadh, north India, from the 15th to the early-20th centuries, and is leading an European Research Council research project on “Multilingual locals and significant geographies: for a new approach to world literature” from the perspective of three regions: North India, the Maghreb, and the Horn of Africa. With Patricia Novillo-Corvalan (Kent) she is currently running the monthly webinar series The Magazine and World Literature.
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