Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Cultural Diversity in Literature: a Discussion

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cultural diversity

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG


Co-organized by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, Paris Lit Up and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, this event explores the issues of diversity that confront us when reading and writing literature today.

Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English in the English Faculty, University of Oxford, and currently Director of TORCH. She is a founding figure in the field of colonial and postcolonial studies, and internationally known for her research in anglophone literatures of empire and anti-empire. She is an acclaimed novelist and short story writer, most recently of The Shouting in the Dark (2015). Her monograph Indian Arrivals 1870-1915: Networks of British Empire won the ESSE biennial prize and her most recent book is Postcolonial Poetics, a study of how we read postcolonial and world literatures today and how the structures of that writing shape our reading. Find out more about Elleke's work here.


Karin Amatmoekrim is a novelist, memoirist, and critic from  Suriname who emigrated to the Netherlands in 1981. She is the author of five novels, including Het knipperleven ('The Glare of Life'), Wanneer wij samen zijn ('When We Are Together'), and Titus, which won the Black Magic Woman Literature Prize. She is currently Global South Visiting Fellow at TORCH and Oriel College, University of Oxford. Read more about Karin on her website.

Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, rapper, music producer & editor who has released several albums, glitch art films, five poetry books & one book of raps. He was guest-editor of Paris Lit Up issues 4 & 5 and is editor-at-large of The Opiate, co-founder of Those That This & Visceral Brooklyn. Malik Ameer is the M.C. for Hip Hop group, Madison Washington on Def Pressé  & a nonfiction staff writer for Itchysilk. Beneath The Underground: Collected Raps 2000- 2018 is Malik’s new book & ((((FACTS))))) is Madison Washington’s new album. Find out more about his work here.

This event is free, but please register at the link below.

The panel will be followed by an arts showcase and an open mic at Common Ground, 37-38 Little Clarendon St., starting at 8pm. All are welcome.