CASI Presents “Literature Week”

CASI Presents “Literature Week”

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. 

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