IWL OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Monday July 2, 5:00-7:00pm
Faculty of Law and Letters Building 2, Auditorium 1

Moderated by Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano

Welcoming remarks:
Vice President Masashi Haneda, University of Tokyo
Dean Kenji Sato, University of Tokyo
Delia Ungureanu, IWL
"What Is a World (Literature)?"
A conversation between Pheng Cheah and David Damrosch
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In his 2016 book What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature, Pheng Cheah challenges ideas of world literature based on the circulation of works around the globe, a basic theme of David Damrosch's What Is World Literature? (2003). In this session, Pheng Cheah and David Damrosch will debate and explore the convergences and divergences of postcolonial and world literary studies today.
Open to the public