Keynote speaker Aamir Mufti is professor of comparative literature at UCLA. A renowned scholar in world literature, his most recent book is Forget English! Orientalisms and World Literature (2016).
Mufti’s keynote will address the topic, “The Nomos of World Literature.’’
His presentation is part of the international symposium, bringing together scholars, scientists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and publishers to discuss the impact of art on public discourse.
How can art become a lingua franca that speaks to people from different parts of the world? What are the risks and rewards for cross-cultural translation, adaptation, and appreciation?
Drawing from the strengths of Oberlin College as a liberal arts institution, this symposium explores how the study of literature, art, music, and science can prepare students to become globally engaged citizens.