Conference: (Re)Creating a Global Literary Canon

Organised by Peggy Levitt and Wiebke Sievers 

14th-15th December 2017, University of Vienna

Our conference seeks to explore how and under what conditions canons are successfully challenged and how cultural production is being sanctified in different ways. What is it that enables an author from the cultural periphery to ascend from national to regional or global fame? What new forms of codification are emerging? Our approach is consciously interdisciplinary. We bring comparative and world literature scholars in dialogue with sociologists and anthropologists. The conference also includes a public reading and discussion with Anna Kim and Fiston Mwanza Mujila.

The conference language is English.

Please find the conference programme here: Programme.

If you are interested in attending the conference, we ask you kindly to register online by no later than 1 December 2017Registration.