November 24, 2021
Literature Week is a part of CASI’s Workshop on Literature and History. Supported by a generous contribution from Matthew Nimetz, the aim of the workshop is to create a community of junior scholars and advanced graduate students committed to studying literature and to applying literary tools and methodologies to the study of literary art in the Central Asian past.
November 26, 17:00, Room CH1
Between Nationalism and Internationalism: Pirimqul Qodirov's 'Starry Nights', Claire Roosien, Yale University
November 26, 18:00, Room CH1
Islamic Scholars, Wine-Soaked Romance, and Textual Genre: Culture and Contradiction in Central Asia, James Pickett, University of Pittsburgh
November 30, 12:00, Room CH1
The Pan-Eurasian Crisis of Ghazal Poetics, Samuel Hodgkin, Yale University
December 1, 12:00, Room CH1
Minor Literatures and Intra-Soviet Translations: Davlat Khudonazarov's Nisso, Emily Laskin, New York University
December 2, 17:00, Room CH1
Language, Place, and Displacement in Post-Soviet Russophone Literature, Naomi Caffee, Reed College
December 3, 17:00, Room CH1
Witnessing the Past: Abdulla Qahhor’s ‘Tales from the Past’ and Soviet Subjectivity in 1930s-1960s Uzbekistan, Christopher Fort, AUCA
This is a hybrid event. All AUCA faculty and students are welcome to join Literature Week in person. Those external to AUCA are welcome to join via Zoom.
In person participants are required to wear masks and follow AUCA’s Covid protocols and social distancing requirements.
Abstracts and bios of speakers will be posted this week together with Zoom links for each event. Please follow our announcements.