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literary diasporas

Literary Diasporas

Seminar Series

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Literary Diasporas Seminar Series, which begins with what promises to be a fascinating talk by Dr Saeed Talajooy. The first lecture will take place on Thursday, 7th March, 2013 in rooms 8&9, the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. For more information on the seminars please see below.

Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome!

The Literary Diasporas Seminar Series focuses on literature and film that are produced outside of their native linguistic and cultural habitat, usually by immigrants who left their country of birth and acculturation. The series will re-examine the nature of such diasporas in a globalised age of increased human traffic and rapidly developing media that shrink distances and familiarise the unfamiliar. One of the major questions we will attempt to address is the prevalence, extent and nature of cultural diasporas today in comparison with the past, and the role of globalisation in this process. This year’s seminar brings together scholars who do not usually collaborate, including researchers in the fields of Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, French, Spanish, Italian, Slavonic and English languages and cultures.