List of Participants and Program

Minor/Small Literature(s). Perspectives on World Literature from Elsewhere

July 11-20th, 2019, Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin

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Participants & Projects


Adeniyi, Emmanuel
(Federal University Oye-Ekiti)
Major-Minor Binary, Subversion of Metropolitan Language and the Construction of Home-Grown Epistemology in African Literature of English Expression
Alagunfon, Sulaiman
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Genre That Matters: The Maqāma Literature Outside The Usual Terrain
Ali, Yaser
(Universität of Exeter)
In and Out of Iraq: The Triple Marginalisation of Bahdinani Literature
Ben-Isaak, Irad
(Europa-Universität Viadrina)
Questioning the Minority Status of Yiddish literature
Beridze, Irine
(Universität Potsdam)
Deterritorialized Language of Migration (Deterritorialisierte Sprache der Migration)
Cheveri, Ashokan Nambiar
Historicising Newness: The Emergence of a Modern Literary Space in Malayalam, c 1880-1920
Codina Sola, Nuria
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Writing Beyond the Mother (Tongue): Gender and Multilingualism in the Works of Najat El Hachmi and Chika Unigwe
Eldridge, Daria
(Stanford University)
The Time of Heresy: Old Belief in the Writings of Nikolai Leskov
Eqeiq, Amal
(Williams College)
Small Literatures, Big Affinities: From Palestine and Chiapas to the Global South
Erdogan, Selen
(Boğaziçi Üniversitesi)
A Queer Take on Violence from the “Periphery”: Bilge Karasu’s Texts as Minor Literature?
Greene, Matthew
(University of Wisconsin)
Banana Children: Racialized Belonging Among Vietnamese Czechs
Haman, Brian
Marginal Exotica: Post-WWII Russian-German Fiction as Minor Literature?
Hebbouch, Sarah
(Mohammed V University)
Forging Canonicity: The Dynamics of Beur Literature
Honarpisheh, Donna
(UC Berkeley)
Possession as Form: Reading the Space-Time of Waves and Winds in Simin Daneshvar’s “Sutra”
Keegan, Matthew
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Before Literature: Adab in an Age of Commentary
Landau, David
Fathers and Sons, Majority and Minority: Minor Literature in Hindi and Hebrew
Ndakalako-Bannikov, Martha
(University of Oregon)
Local Places, Global Spaces: Namibian Literary Production in the Landscapes of World Literary Space
Roba, Ayele Kebede
(SOAS University of London)

In Defence of the Liminal Voices: Literary Minority as a Form of Resistance

Stephan, Johannes
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Literature Without Adab? Rethinking Arabic Literary History through a Scrutiny of Early Modern Self-Narratives
Tchokothe, Remi
(Universität Bayreuth)
‘Major language, ‘minor’ literature? Decolonial Practice in Selected Works from the Comoros
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