Reflections on Culture in the Age of Confinement

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We now live in a Covid-19 world. Swiftly, a consensus seems to have emerged around the benefits of ‘social distancing’ for regulating disease for…

Author:

Charu Gupta / Subramanian Shankar / Kusana Satyanarayana

Position:

Professor of History / Professor of English / Professor of Cultural Studies

University:

Delhi University / University of Hawai'i at Manoa / EFLU -Hyderabad

April 23, 2020 I was born with two eyes to see the world as far as my legs could take me. But now my…

Author:

Tamar Barbakadze

Position:

PhD Candidate

University:

Université de Lausanne

The predominant sense of “culture” once meant something that was grown in a petri-dish. In our current period of coronavirus pandemic, it is once…

Author:

Dr Seán Williams

Position:

Senior Lecturer in German and European Cultural History

University:

University of Sheffield

Week 3. Day 2. 7 April 2020. 5:20 PM It’s another beautiful spring day. The sun is shining. But we are to stay home,…

Author:

Professor Wen-chin Ouyang

Position:

Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature

University:

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

When my university, SOAS, University of London, closed its buildings on Wednesday 18 March, a few days ahead of the UK government lockdown and…

Author:

Professor Francesca Orsini

Position:

Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature

University:

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

The coronavirus outbreak in Greece should have been a disaster. As a popular tourist destination, Greece receives over 30 million visitors per year, representing…

Author:

Nikoleta Zampaki

Position:

PhD Candidate in Modern Greek Philology

University:

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

A few weeks after I submitted my PhD thesis, the world went into lockdown. I had written my thesis on wandering, defined in a…

Author:

Ann Kinzer

Position:

Lecturer in German

University:

University of Kent

The BCLA call for entries stared at me for a few hours before I could think of how to respond to it. I think…

Author:

Dr Delphine Grass

Position:

Lecturer in French Studies

University:

Lancaster University

I will not be travelling to Saint Malo this coming Whitsun weekend.  Étonnants Voyageurs – due to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in early June 2020 –…

Author:

Professor Charles Forsdick

Position:

James Barrow Professor of French

University:

University of Liverpool

Dans ce qui nous arrive tout est nouveau, et pourtant rien n’est inconnu. Surreprésentée dans toutes les formes de fiction contemporaines, notamment au cinéma,…

Author:

Professor Anne Duprat

Position:

Professor of Comparative Literature, Former President of the Societé Française de Littérature Générale et Comparée

University:

Université de Picardie Jules Verne

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