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East-West Fiction as World Literature

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 9:00am

The department of English and the Franklin College welcome professor and dean of humanities at Duke University Srinivas Aravamudan to campus on Sept. 13:

[Dr. Aravamudan] will give the first lecture of the 2013-14 Georgia Colloquium in 18th and 19th Century British Literature at the University of Georgia. His talk on "East-West Fiction as World Literature: Reconfiguring Hayy ibn Yaqzan" will be Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 265 of Park Hall.

Aravamudan specializes in 18th century British and French literature and in postcolonial literature and theory. His study on "Tropicopolitans: Colonialism and Agency, 1688-1804" (Duke University Press) was awarded the Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book in 2000.

The lecture is free and open to the public, a reception will follow.

For more the colloquim schedule, visit


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