What is a World? A Roundtable on World Literature
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Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a roundtable with Duke University faculty around the question "What is a World?" This conversation on World Literature is part of our theme series World Arts.
Is the world of "World Literature" the same as that in "world cinema" or "world music"? Is the world a temporal category as much as a geographical one? How do terms such a global, city, geopolitics, international, world systems, the planetary, or pluriverse relate to the category of world in relation to the arts? And how do we think about the world in translation?
Nancy Armstrong, Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Distinguished Professor of English
Roberto Dainotto, Professor of Romance Studies
Anne Garréta, Research Professor of Literature
Shai Ginsburg, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Catherine Reilly, Assistant Professor of Literature
Aarthi Vadde, Associate Professor of English
This roundtable will be followed by a discussion and a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres. Kindly RSVP for our catering count.