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Title:Literatures of the World Panel Q&A
Authors:Aboul-Ela, Hosam
Orsini, Francesca
Perez, Craig Santos
Lyons, Paul
Mabanglo, Ruth Elynia
Keywords:Paul Lyons
Craig Santos Perez
Hosam Aboul-Ela
Francesca Orsini
Ruth Elynia Mabanglo
show 28 moreNgugi wa Thiong'o
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
the relationship between orature and literature
orature not on a lower rung on the ladder to literary heaven
how literature strives to be orature
literature's dependence on orality and aurality
how literature borrows from orature
orature and the strive for connection
classic orature and contemporary manifestations
mythical aristocracy of languages
language and power
imperialism in the Philippines
language of power
"aristocracy of languages"
"How can we expand the role of heritage language speakers?"
heritage language speakers

people power
ending Martial Law with Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines
song, chant, and poetry as protest
José Corazón de Jesús
Jose Corazon de Jesus
"Bayan Ko"

poetry as a revolutionary tactic
La Pasión de Cristo
La Pasión
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Date Issued:18 Jul 2013
Abstract:Concluding the Literatures of the World Panel, this Q&A features Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's response to the presentations and a question from the audience.

Literatures of the World: This panel engages from different locations the question of the pedagogical limits of the concept of World Literature, both in terms of classroom practice and theoretical understandings of literary traditions across the world. It asks as well: How might the phrase "literatures of the world" (rather than the pluralizing phrase "world literatures") work toward notions of literary commons? On what terms would such commons be envisioned as most productively countering the globalizing logics and poetics that have driven "world literature"?

Moderator: Paul Lyons
Panelists: Hosam Aboul-Ela, Francesca Orsini, Ruth Elynia Mabanglo, Craig Santos Perez
Rights:CC0 1.0 Universal
Appears in Collections: Words in the World Panel Discussions

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