Kadir, Djelal



Matt Proctor

Djelal Kadir is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. Besides Memos from the Besieged City, featured in his Rorotoko interview, he has authored, among other books, Questing Fictions (1986), Columbus and the Ends of the Earth (1992), The Other Writing (1993), and co-edited the Longman Anthology of World Literature (2003; 2009) and the Comparative History of Latin American Literary Cultures (2004). Djelal Kadir is the Founding President of the International American Studies Association, a member of the Advisory Board of the American Comparative Literature Association, a Fellow and Board member of the Stockholm Collegium of World Literary History, of Synapsis: The European School of Comparative Studies, and of the Institute for World Literature.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Memos from the Besieged City: Lifelines for Cultural Sustainability
(Our Cover Feature of April 19, 2011)