6 episodes

The discipline of Comparative Literature is changing. Its Eurocentric heritage has been challenged by various formulations of ‘world literature’, while new media and new forms of artistic production are bringing urgency to comparative thinking across literature, film, the visual arts and music. The resulting questions of method are both intellectually compelling and central to the future of the humanities. To confront them, our research programme brings together experts from the disciplines of English, Medieval and Modern Languages, Oriental Studies, and Classics, and draws in collaborators from Music, Visual Art, Film, Philosophy and History.

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The discipline of Comparative Literature is changing. Its Eurocentric heritage has been challenged by various formulations of ‘world literature’, while new media and new forms of artistic production are bringing urgency to comparative thinking across literature, film, the visual arts and music. The resulting questions of method are both intellectually compelling and central to the future of the humanities. To confront them, our research programme brings together experts from the disciplines of English, Medieval and Modern Languages, Oriental Studies, and Classics, and draws in collaborators from Music, Visual Art, Film, Philosophy and History.

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    Extremist Translation and the Deformation Zone

    Extremist Translation and the Deformation Zone

    Joyelle McSweeney (University of Notre Dame), Johannes Göransson (University of Notre Dame), Dr Adriana X. Jacobs (Oriental Institute), give a talk for the OCCT Translation and Criticism strand.

    • 57 min
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    Literature in the World

    Literature in the World

    Ritchie Robertson on Weltliteratur before Goethe; Wen-Chin Ouyang's response; Sowon Park on world literature and the pan-Asian empire.

    • 1 hr 10 min
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    Shaped by the Classics?

    Shaped by the Classics?

    Tania Demetriou on the non-existent classical epyllion; Helen Slaney on dilettante comparatists; Henriette Korthals Altes on dance and text; John McKeane on Sophocles, Holderlin and Lacoue-Labarthe.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    • video
    Comparative Literature, Britain and Empire

    Comparative Literature, Britain and Empire

    Joep Leerssen on Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Philologists: Comparative Literature between National Ethnicity and Global Empire.

    • 51 min
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    Tropes of Comparison

    Tropes of Comparison

    Katrin Kohl on metaphors of comparison, Ami Li on temporality and interpretive contexts, Carole Bourne-Taylor on Michel Deguy.

    • 1 hr 1 min
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    Round Table: The Future of Comparative Criticism

    Round Table: The Future of Comparative Criticism

    Matthew Reynolds, Laura Marcus, Mohamed-Salah Omri and Terence Cave on the futures of comparative criticism; followed by discussion.

    • 1 hr 2 min

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