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Comparative Humanities Conference, 27-28 October 2011

Published on 26 August, 2011

An Interdisciplinary Conference, Stockholm University / Södertörn University, 27-28 October 2011

Comparative Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Conference at Stockholm University / Södertörn University, 27-28 October 2011


Practical info Full Programme Participants



Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Södertörn University

Stefan Helgesson, Stockholm University

Anna-Pya Sjödin, Södertörn University

Participants and titles


Barbara Cassin, CNRS, Paris

On translation as paradigm: in praise of a consistent relativism

Andre Gingrich, University of Vienna

A new pluralism in comparative methods and their relevance for critical research today

Naoki Sakai, Cornell University

The locale of comparison and the microphysics of power


CONFERENCE DELEGATES (in alphabetical order)

Cecilia Alvstad, Stockholm University

Translating voice: voice as a travelling concept in the humanities

Henrik Chetan Aspengren, Uppsala University

Social science and social policy, India, Europe, and the empire, 20th century

David Attwell, University of York

Stilted conversations: postcolonial mimesis and postcolonial theory

Gunnel Cederlöf, Uppsala University

International mercantile commerce, law and nature; Bengal, Burma, Yunnan: reframing regions, early 19th century

Bret W. Davis, Loyola University Maryland

The unavoidable dilemma of (comparative) philosophy:


toward a middle path with the Kyoto School

Bo G. Ekelund, Stockholm University

The production of ambivalent space in anglophone Caribbean fiction

Staffan Ericsson, Södertörn University

Why compare media?

Victoria Fareld, University of Gothenburg

History compared

Heather Goodall, University of Technology, Sydney

Intercolonial interactions: comparative strategies for understanding decolonisation in Australia, India and Indonesia in the eastern Indian Ocean

Paulo Lemos Horta, NYU Abu Dhabi

(title to be announced)

Dan Karlholm, Södertörn University

Levels of comparability: art history as a comparative discipline

Christina Kullberg, Uppsala University

Caribbean ethnographic poetics

Joseph Lawrence, College of the Holy Cross

In search of the strangely familiar

Maria Olaussen, Linnaeus University

Finding the future in the archive: South African expressions of slave memory

Martin Owens

Interpreting Śamkara: creativity and scepticism in comparative philosophy

Mahesh Rangarajan, Delhi University and NMML

(title to be announced)

Sharon Rider, Uppsala University

Comparison, crisis and critique

Irina Sandomirskaja, Södertörn University

Comparativity: illuminating or imperialising

Madhucchanda Sen, Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University


The Self and the Other and the Inner and the Outer: dissolving binaries

Sverker Sörlin, KTH, Stockholm

Literature for global change

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Aarhus University


Cultural intimacy and global dominance: the troubles of finding new grounds for comparison in literature studies

Hubert Timmermanns, Maastricht University

Karl-Otto Apel and his “Transformation der Philosophie”: why comparative philosophy is intercultural communication

Jason Wirth, Seattle University

What is comparative philosophy?

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