Where is “World Literature”?


WHEN November 4, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

“World Literature” suggests a territory without borders, where writers and their readers enjoy international mobility and intelligibility. The judges of the Man Booker International Prize 2015 discuss the meaning of a term coined to cover contemporary developments in fiction and the changing map of literature. They ask whether writers can and should go global, like other travelling goods, and explore how translation affects writers, their work, and their audiences.


Wen-Chin Ouyang Professor of Arabic and Comparative LiteratureUniversity of London

Nadeem Aslam Novelist

Elleke Boehmer Novelist; Professor of World Literature in EnglishUniversity of Oxford

Moderated by
  • Marina Warner, Chair, Man Booker International Prize 2015; Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck College, University of London

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