The Global Soul
Imagining the Cosmopolitan
Today, it seems as if the world is in the midst of multiple national identity crises – countries are in retreat from the global, withdrawing behind closing borders. In times of heightened political tension, identity as nationhood becomes an either/or question. So where does that leave the transnational, the person with more than one home?
Georgetown University's upcoming seminar, "The Global Soul," explores the literary response to this question. In collaboration with Bath Spa University in England, Georgetown's Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice will host a series of prominent writers on March 27th and 28th to share their stories and discuss their observations on what it means to be a transnational today. With Europe at the head of many cosmopolitan debates in both culture and politics, five writers with European identities will be featured: Kapka Kassabova, Kamila Shamsie, Xialou Gou, Aleksandar Hemon, and Taiye Selasi. All events will take place on Georgetown University's campus, and are free and open to the public.
For further information, please visit: The Global Soul