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Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

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2017

January

18/01/17
  • Vegetative Love - a film by Dror Shohet
  • Dr Yair Wallach (SOAS)
  • Film screening: a meditation exploring the place of trees in urban landscapes, arid desert planes, farming communities, and fields across Israel-Palestine. Followed by post-film screening discussion.

30/01/17

February

01/02/17
  • Post-colonial Intra-Asian Currents: Literary Contacts between Japan and South Korea, China and India
  • Nadeschda Bachem (SOAS) and Yan Jia (SOAS)
  • CCLPS Critical Forum: focusing on Asia as a dynamic site of cultural exchange, Nadeschda and Yan will present case studies from Japan and South Korea, China and India to overcome the limitation of an approach that is confined to strict national boundaries and open our horizons to the multifacetedness and complexity of cultural production, exchange and reception on the Asian continent.

01/02/17
08/02/17
21/02/17
22/02/17
  • Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India and the Colonial Archive
  • Professor Javed Majeed (King's College London)
  • Professor Javed Majeed examines how Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India constitutes a particular kind of archive which raises specific questions about the production of knowledge in colonial India, its epistemology of uncertainty, and its creative instabilities.

March

01/03/17
08/03/17
  • Landscapes of a Lyric Empire
  • Dr Fatima Burney (SOAS)
  • Presenting the comparative poetics of Sir William Jones to demonstrate the role of orientalist readings of ghazals in the history of lyricization.

13/03/17
22/03/17

April

01/04/17
  • The Danger of Words in the Age of Danger
  • (Various)
  • This one day symposium sets out to examine the contemporary danger of words as it affects exiled writers. It will interrogate diverse aspects of the 'Danger of Words' from denying exiled writers the freedom to write about the ills in their societies, to the manipulation of words, as it affects exiled writers, by dark and sinister forces in our established democracies.

May

10/05/17
  • Interactive Story telling Workshop with Dr Vayu Naidu
  • Dr Vayu Naidu (SOAS)
  • Come and learn how to be a story-teller. Explore the narrative and performance strategies of story-tellers, and the cultural politics of story-telling traditions around the world with Dr Vayu Naidu, story-teller and author.

24/05/17
  • Ghost in the Tamarind reading by S. Shankar
  • Professor S. Shankar (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
  • Who can you love? What do you owe to love and what to the world at large? In his forthcoming novel GHOST IN THE TAMARIND, S. Shankar explores these and other questions against the background of anti-caste movements in India.

24/05/17
31/05/17

June

07/06/17
  • A Case of Exploding Markets: Latin American and South Asian Literary “Booms” in a Comparative Perspective
  • Dr Roanne Kantor (Harvard)
  • Self-conscious allusions to mid-century Latin American literature abound in late-century South Asian Anglophone texts, and yet surprisingly little attention has been paid to the common geopolitical and market forces that connected these literatures and brought brought them to international prominence. This paper theorises the recent popularity of South Asian Anglophone literature in light of the Latin American “boom” of the 1960s.

15/06/17

July

03/07/17
  • 2017 SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School
  • Speakers & Performers: Ado Kaliting Pacidal, Hsieh Ming-Yu, Tobie Openshaw, Valerie Soe, Chi Ta-Wei, Chang Tieh-chih, Meredith Schweig, Lin Chen-yu, Hsieh Chinlin
04/07/17

October

November

17/11/17
  • The West-Eastern Lyric Modernist Poetry between Asia and Europe
  • In Enlightenment Orientalism (2012), the late S. Aravamudan argued that the popularity in 18th-century Europe of the “Oriental tale”, a genre practiced by several celebrated early English and French novelists, calls for a revision of the standard view of the novel as an originally European product that was then disseminated throughout the world.

December