Literature: Oxford History of the Novel – South and South East Asia
- Tue 25 Jun 2019
- 6:30 pm
You are invited to a discussion that sheds new light on some of the most dynamic and significant writers from South Asia and South East Asia.
This event marks the publication of the tenth volume of The Oxford History of the Novel in English, a series which covers internationally recognised novelists and showcases under-represented writers and their work.
From the Cold War novels of Korea to the graphic novels of South Asia, this volume looks beyond orthodox ‘literary’ fiction to take a wide view of new developments in the genre, providing an unrivalled survey of the South and South East Asian anglophone novel since 1945 – including multi-volume historical epics, political fictions, and the process of publishing itself. The geographical reach is wide, including familiar and not-so-familiar authors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar.
The discussion is intended to cover as much as possible. All are welcome: academics and general readers alike – indeed anyone interested in global writing and expanding the canon of literature. The panel includes Professor Patrick Parrinder, general editor of the series, the volume editor Alex Tickell, and contributors Andrew Biswell and Claire Chambers, Florian Stadtler, Pavan K. Malreddy, Kelly Tse and Anastasia Valassopoulos.