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Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition


Date: 21 June 2021, 9.00 AM - 23 June 2021, 5.00 PM
Venue: Online

This online conference puts the searchlight on contemporary and historical revolutions of reading with four main streams of inquiry: “Critical and Postcritical Reading”; “Reading Across: Multilingualism, Translation and Comparison”; “Materialities of Reading”; and “Zooming In and Out: Reassessing Reading Methodologies”.

Keynote speakers at the International conference “Revolutions in Reading: Literary Practice in Transition” at Stockholm University 21-23 June, 2021.

Susan Stanford Friedman
Susan Stanford Friedman

Susan Stanford Friedman (Hilldale Professor in the Humanities and the Virginia Woolf Professor of English and Women’s Studies Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison) specializes in Modernism/modernity, Feminist theory and women’s writing, Cultural theory and world literatures in English, Diaspora and migration, religious studies, narrative theory, postcolonial studies, and psychoanalysis.
Selected publications include Contemporary Revolutions: Turning Back to the Future in 21st-Century Literature and Art (Bloomsbury, 2018), Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time (Columbia UP. 2015), Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses (with Rita Felski) (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013), and Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter (Princeton UP, 1998; ebook 2001)

Venkat Mani
Venkat Mani

B. Venkat Mani (Professor of German, Director, Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison) specializes in world literature, translation theory and theories of the novel, literature and migration, print- and digital cultural histories and theories of cosmopolitanism. 
His publications include Cosmopolitical Claims: Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk (University of Iowa Press, 2007; honorable mention, Laura Shannon Prize in European Studies); and Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books (Fordham University Press, 2017) which won the German Studies Association and the Modern Language Association of America’s 2018 Best Book Awards in German Studies. He has edited/co-edited several special issues of journals, and is the associate editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature (forthcoming 2019).

Leah Price
Leah Price

Leah Price´s (Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of English, Rutgers University) books include What We Talk About When We Talk About Books (Basic Books, 2019), How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain (2012), and The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (2000). She also edited Unpacking my Library: Writers and their Books, and (with Pam Thurschwell) Literary Secretaries/Secretarial Culture. She writes for the New York Times Book Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, and Public Books, where she also serves as “Print/Screen” section editor. Her research on reading has been profiled in The New Yorker, The Economist, and the New York Times. From fall 2019 onward, she is Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University and founding director of its Initiative for the Book.

Haun Saussy
Haun Saussy

Haun Saussy (Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Chicago) has worked on classical Chinese poetry and commentary, literary theory, the comparative study of oral traditions, problems of translation, and the ethics of medical care in resource-poor settings.
Selected publications include Are We Comparing Yet? (Bielefeld University Press, 2019), Translation as Citation (Oxford University Press, 2017), The Ethnography of Rhythm (Fordham University Press, 2016), and Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2001).

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Mon-Thu: 07:30-20:00
Fri: 07.30-17:00
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Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Frescativägen 22B-26
Stockholm University

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Stockholm University
Department of Culture and Aesthetics
SE-106 91 Stockholm

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