World Literatures and the Global South Conference 2019
23–25 August 2019
This international conference will engage with literary production on and from the Global South in their own languages as well as in translation.
Co-convened with the Peking University Australian Studies Centre and the World Literature Association, the School of Languages and Cultures is proud to host the third international congress of the World Literature Association on ‘World Literatures and the Global South’.
The concepts of world literature(s) and the Global South are two widely discussed notions that are continuously being debated and redefined. Australia – shaped by its colonial history and multiethnic, multilingual and transnational population – bears an ambiguous relationship to the Global South, making it an ideal location to explore and interrogate these two unsettled terms.
Through its focus on the ‘Global South’, and on the transnational and postcolonial perspectives implied by the term, it brings together writers and academics, giving equal billing to streams in English, Chinese, Arabic, French, Indonesian/Malay and Spanish.