We celebrate the launch of Kojo Laing, Robert Browning and Affiliative Literature: Relational Worlds (Palgrave, 2023) by Joseph Hankinson, with an online panel discussion with leading experts in African, Victorian, and Comparative Literatures. He will be joined by Prof Annmarie Drury (CUNY), Prof Jeanne-Marie Jackson (Johns Hopkins), and Prof Galin Tihanov (QMUL)—leading experts in African, Victorian, and Comparative Literatures—for an online panel discussion on Comparative Literature’s futures. The discussion will be chaired by Prof Matthew Reynolds (Oxford).
About Kojo Laing, Robert Browning and Affiliative Literature: Relational Worlds:
“This book compares the Victorian British poet Robert Browning and the twentieth-century Ghanaian poet and novelist Kojo Laing—two writers whose texts frequently foreground multi-scalar transregional cartographies, points of connection and translation, and imaginative kinships between different linguistic and cultural communities. Starting from the numerous and surprising points of connection and resemblance between both authors’ texts, this book puts pressure on critical practices that would keep writers like Laing and Browning separate, positing instead the importance of paying attention to the imaginative relationships texts themselves generate. Developing a completely new approach to cross-temporal and cross-cultural comparison and comparability, Kojo Laing, Robert Browning and Affiliative Literature is invested in bringing comparative literature into the twenty-first century.”
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