SOAS University of London

Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)

Multilingual Sri Lanka I: Itineraries

Jawa Mosque in Kinniya
Professor Ronit Ricci

Date: 20 April 2016Time: 3:15 PM

Finishes: 20 April 2016Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: L67

Type of Event: Seminar

Professor Ronit Ricci will lead a discussion of essays relating to Multilingual Sri Lanka for graduate students and academic colleagues (event 1 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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