As a joint project of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the University College of London (UCL), the Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for Asian and African Literatures aims to become "a world-class locus for comparative research on the literatures of Asia and Africa." The Centre is distinctive for having a structure that elicits interaction between scholars of both Asia and Africa. Started in October 2000, the Centre is currently housing eight research projects that will span a five year period. Each project will run for three years and includes four different workshops. Some of the projects include Translations and Translation Theories East and West, Genre Ideologies and Narrative Transformation, and Gender and Literature in Cross-Cultural Contexts. The site provides a comprehensive explanation of each project, including context, methodology, and scope. This is an excellent site for research training in the fields of Asian and African literatures.


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