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Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

CCLPS Reading Groups

CCLPS Reading Group
Multilingual Locals and Significant Geographies

In preparation for our CCLPS ERC-funded project on “Multilingual locals and significant geographies: a bottom-up approach to world literature”, this  reading group will discuss current understandings and alternative approaches to world literature and to literary multilingualism, ground us in multilingual literary sites, and examine approaches to multilingualism regarding texts, genres, and literary cultures. In 2015-16 the reading group will have a particular focus on pre-colonial multilingual literary cultures and their transition to colonialism. The reading group will meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in Room L67, 3.30-5pm. 

If you want to join the group, please write to fo@soas.ac.uk

P21 Gallery Reading Group: The Word and the World

Literatures, Cultures and Histories of the Islamicate World
Convened by Karima Laachir and Abdool Karim Vakil

The P21 Gallery is an independent London-based non-profit organisation established to promote contemporary Middle Eastern and Arab identities by focusing on their art and culture with distinct focus on Palestine. The work of artists in this and in neighbouring regions is celebrated for its candor and innovation in the global art forums, however much of its manifestations cannot always find an audience in the West; such work is necessary, if not essential, to create a much needed dialogue between these artists and the wider global artistic community whose public remains increasingly interested in the art from such a complex and diversified region.

In addition to displaying contemporary works of art, the P21 Gallery will screen films and documentaries as well as experimental works from an expanded field of lens-based media, and will establish training workshops and reading groups for adults and children, aimed at encouraging a better understanding of cultural diversity.

Set readings for each session are provided to participants. 

Attendance is by registration, and booking is essential as places are strictly limited. To sign up for the reading group, please call 020 7121 6190 or email: info@p21.org.uk

Previous Events in this series

Contemporary Moroccan Literature

Karima Laachir
25 June 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Arabic Poetry

Stefan Sperl
11 June 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Kurdish Writing in Turkey

Taylan Sahbaz
21 May 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Iranian Theatre

Nima Mina and Bita Mafizadeh
19 March 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Somali Literature

Martin Orwin
19 February 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Turkish Literature

Keya Anjaria
22 January 2014, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Egyptian Literature

Ayman El-Desouky
11 December 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Contemporary Lebanese Literature

Wen-Chin Ouyang
19 June 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Iraqi Literature in Translation

Nadia Atia
22 May 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Pashtoun Literature

James Caron
24 April 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Palestinian Writing in Hebrew

Anna Bernard
20 March 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Muhammad Iqbal’s The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

Javed Majeed
20 February 2013, P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, NW1 1JD, 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM