The South Gazes Back

On previous panels, we focused on how the gaze from Northern/Western countries shaped how we look at ourselves from the outside. And now as we turn the gaze back, how do we view them, in the context of a now globalized world with its promise of equality among nations? Was our view of the West tainted with the same cliches and stereotypes as they viewed us? And how do we view literary works from other countries categorised as ‘foreign’ or ‘developing’ or ‘non-English speaking’? Apart from the distribution problem, why is literature from English speaking countries—in their originals and translations—still more abundant and easier to find than from non-English countries?  Are we tacitly and internally still viewing them as centres (of culture, of civilization), as main (literary) references?


Speakers :
Akhil Katyal (IND) 
Prabda Yoon (THA)
Zen Hae (IDN)

Moderator :
Ari Jogaiswara (IDN)


23 August 2019


13:30 - 15:30


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


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