B. Venkat Mani, Associate Professor, German; Faculty Affiliate: Global Studies and German and European Studies
“Borrowing Privileges: World Literature/s, Cosmopolitan Reading, and Bibliomigrancy”
Through a discussion of the genre of the novel in translation, this paper examines historical and contemporary discussions of World Literature. The paper situates the novel in the current print-culture economies of globalized consumption, and makes a case for an innovative inventory of the "bibliothek" in an age of "biblomigrancy."
Friday February 6, 2009, 3.00 to 5.00
SLIS Commons, 4207, Helen C. White.
Professor Mani’s talk will start at 3.00 p.m. and last for about forty minutes to an hour. The discussion will continue until 5.00. Please feel free to come for all or part of the colloquium.
This colloquium is co-sponsored by the Center for the History of Print Culture and the World Literature/s Research Workshop. The World Literature/s Research Workshop (08-09), a collaborative between Global Studies and Institute for Research in the Humanities, is supported by Global Studies, the International Institute, and Division of International Studies, UW-Madison (global.wisc.edu/worldlit).
Christine Pawley Ph.D.
Professor, School of Library and Information Studies
Director, Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4234 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706
phone: 608 263-2945/608 263-2900
fax: (608) 263-4849
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