This panel talk, “The ‘World’ in World Literature’’ features Mariano Siskind of Harvard, who will present "About the end of the world: mourning, melancholia and nothing more;’’ Christ Merrill of the University of Michigan, who will present “What a Harijan bai riding… a bicycle!” has to teach the reader of World Lit,” and Pashmina Murthy of Kenyon College, who will present “Re-orienting the World.” Sebastiaan Faber of Oberlin College will moderate.
This discussion 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.