Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Stefan Helgesson

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 - 13:15

WiSER invites you to

Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Stefan Helgesson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 14th October 2014
13h15

WiSER Seminar Room,
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University

IVAN VLADISLAVIĆ was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg, where he works as a writer and editor. His books include the novels The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View and Double Negative, and a compendium of short stories titled Flashback Hotel. In 2006, he published Portrait with Keys, a sequence of documentary texts on Johannesburg. He has edited books on architecture and art, and sometimes works with artists and photographers. TJ/Double Negative, a joint project with photographer David Goldblatt, received the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best photography book. His work has also won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

STEFAN HELGESSON is professor of English at Stockholm University. His research interests include southern African literature in English and Portuguese, Brazilian literature, postcolonial theory, translation theory and theories of world literature. He is the author of Writing in Crisis: Ethics and History in Gordimer, Ndebele and Coetzee (2004) and Transnationalism in Southern African Literature (2009), has edited volume four of Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective (2006) and is co-editor of Literature, Geography, Translation (2011). He is currently working on two parallel projects, one which concerns the problem of hsitory and narrative temporality in Brazilian and South African writing, and another which – by way of four case studies – looks at the differentiated consolidation of literary identity in postcolonies.

WiSER invites you to

Ivan Vladislavić in conversation with Stefan Helgesson

       

                 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 14th October 2014
13h15

WiSER Seminar Room,
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University

IVAN VLADISLAVIĆ was born in Pretoria in 1957 and lives in Johannesburg, where he works as a writer and editor. His books include the novels The Restless Supermarket, The Exploded View and Double Negative, and a compendium of short stories titled Flashback Hotel. In 2006, he published Portrait with Keys, a sequence of documentary texts on Johannesburg. He has edited books on architecture and art, and sometimes works with artists and photographers. TJ/Double Negative, a joint project with photographer David Goldblatt, received the 2011 Kraszna-Krausz Award for best photography book. His work has also won the Sunday Times Fiction Prize, the Alan Paton Award and the University of Johannesburg Prize.

STEFAN HELGESSON is professor of English at Stockholm University. His research interests include southern African literature in English and Portuguese, Brazilian literature, postcolonial theory, translation theory and theories of world literature. He is the author of Writing in Crisis: Ethics and History in Gordimer, Ndebele and Coetzee (2004) and Transnationalism in Southern African Literature (2009), has edited volume four of Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective (2006) and is co-editor of Literature, Geography, Translation (2011). He is currently working on two parallel projects, one which concerns the problem of hsitory and narrative temporality in Brazilian and South African writing, and another which – by way of four case studies – looks at the differentiated consolidation of literary identity in postcolonies.

RSVP: Najibha.Deshmukh@wits.ac.za

This event forms part of a research collaboration workshop on Is History History? - A South-North Dialogue on Global Pasts, African Futures and the Philosophy of History.

This event forms part of a research collaboration workshop on Is History History? - A South-North Dialogue on Global Pasts, African Futures and the Philosophy of History.