Multilingual Sri Lanka II: Reading Multilingual Texts

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3:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Brunei Gallery

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Professor Ronit Ricci

Professor Ronit Ricci will share and discuss excerpts from a Sri Lankan Malay manuscript titled Hikayat Tuan Gusti (knowledge of Malay not required) (event 2 of 3).

Speaker Biography

Ronit Ricci is the Sternberg-Tamir Chair in Comparative Cultures and Associate Professor in the departments of Asian studies and comparative religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Michigan. Her interests include translation studies, Javanese and Malay literature, multilingual manuscripts, the history and literary culture of the Sri Lankan Malays, and scripts. She is the author of Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia (University of Chicago, 2011), co-editor of Translation in Asia: Theories, Practices, Histories (St. Jerome, 2011), and editor of Exile in Colonial Asia: Kings, Convicts, Commemoration (University of Hawaii, 2016).

She is Visiting Fellow on the MULOSIGE Project in April 2016.

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