2013–2014

The "Multilingual Local” in World Literature

World Literature/Indian Literature

I envision the student doing bibliographic research on 1) secondary literature on Awadh, 2) secondary and primary literature on Persian, Hindi, and Urdu writers from Awadh, 3) similar case studies from other parts of the world, or 4) theoretical understandings of space and literature.

Student assistance will speed up bibliographic research, and I will be able to test ideas and possible avenues of research.

The student will learn and test specific strategies to multilingual literary historical research (assessing and questioning archives and their silences, looking for clues of the presence of other languages, geographical approach, etc.)