Reflections on Culture in the Age of Confinement

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you—Jalaluddin Rumi. Before Covid came we were talking about healing the universe, without feeling the…

Author:

Professor Sami Rafiq

Position:

Professor of English

University:

Aligarh Muslim University

This short film, The Balcony and Our Dreams, offers a selection of dreams that have been experienced during the corona virus outbreak. Increasingly vivid…

Author:

Dr Aylin Kuryel

Position:

Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Analysis

University:

University of Amsterdam

My experience of translating Raul Brandão’s The Unknown Islands was bookended by two events that had a profound effect on this country. The translation…

Author:

Professor David Brookshaw

Position:

Emeritus Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies

University:

University of Bristol

ప్రసారమాధ్యమాలు ఇరవైనాలుగు గంటలూ ఒకటే రొద   ‘లాక్ డౌన్’ (Lock down) సమయంలో ఈ క్రింది జాగ్రత్తలు తీసుకోమని:కేవలం ఇంటికే పరిమితమవండి…ముక్కుకీ మూతికీ  ముసుగు ధరించండి… సామాజిక దూరాన్ని పాటించండి…క్రిమిసంహారిణితో చేతులు పరిశుభ్రం…

Author:

Suryanarayana Murty Naudari

Position:

Poet and Translator

University:

Andhra University

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

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