The Need for Southern Canon

The Western literary canon has been under strong criticism lately. It is considered too male, too white and too limited in form. Meanwhile in the South, our problem with a literary canon is we don’t have one. When we study literature in the South, it is always each country’s national literature, viz a vie (Western) literary canon. We don’t read each other literature in the South. Without a canon, it’s not possible to achieve some kind of “common identity” as in the West.

This is the right opportunity to discuss the possibility of a southern canon. Is it important? Does it need to exist?

Speakers:
Adania Shibli (PLE-GER)
Hilmar Farid (IDN)
Ramon Guillermo (PHL)

Moderator:
Stephanos Stephanides (CYP)

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Date

24 August 2019

Time

13:30 - 15:30

Location

Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki
Jl. Cikini Raya No. 73
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