The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts


Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:00pm to 7:00pm


CGIS South, Rm S250, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Asia Center Seminar Series, CMES, and the Department of Comparative Literature present a panel on the politics of literary language with

Shaden Tageldin, University of Minnesota
Nergis Ertürk, Pennsylvania State University
Fallou Ngom, Boston University
Henk Maier, University of California Riverside, Emeritus

At the Hinge of Africa and Asia: Transregional Reinventions of World and Comparative Literature
Shaden Tageldin, Professor, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, U. Minnesota

Suat Dervis, the Language of Turkish Communism, and the Socialist Realist Novel
Nergis Ertürk, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University

Long Durée and Local Innovations in West African Ajami Traditions
Fallou Ngom, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Studies Center, Boston University

Malay as a literary/writing language in the Indian Ocean
Henk Maier, Luce Professor of Southeast Asian Studies Emeritus, University of California, Riverside
Chair: Annette Lienau, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Co-sponsors: Asia Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature
Contact: Liz Flanagan