IWP 50th Panel: World Literature Today with English's Peter Nazareth
50th Panel: World Literature Today
Location: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A, 12:00-2:00 pm
Tim Parks (Chair), Lorna Goodison, Peter Nazareth, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Jeremy Tiang
Major international writers take on some contested issues around the idea of ‘a world literature’: Is globalization changing what and how we read? Does world lit spread on the back of “universal human values” – or is it propelled by marketing and the internet? What of the crushingly dominant role of English? What power does translation have? And, what literary writing is falling between the cracks, but shouldn’t?