“Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures” receives 43.8 million from RJ
Stefan Helgesson, professor in the Department of English, has received a major research grant from the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jublieumsfond, RJ) to develop a research programme together with a group of researchers from Stockholm University and four other Swedish universities.
Over a period of six years, RJ will support the research programme “Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures” which aims at exploring how aesthetic values, genres, forms, literary communities and individual authorships are shaped in a trade-off between the local and the global, between the national and the international, between hegemonic and dominated languages, between the North and the South, the East and the West, and the South and the South. Focusing on such productive tensions between cosmopolitan and vernacular tendencies, the 26 sub-projects will also investigate how literature can advance the critical understanding of cosmopolitanism – historically, and in our contemporary moment shaped by globalisation, resurgent nationalisms, regionalisms, and racisms.
Website of the research programme: http://worldlit.se/
For more information, follow this link: http://anslag.rj.se/en/year/2015/Program
May 17, 2016
Page editor: Patrik Ekström Mezek
Source: Department of English