Faculty Colloquium (1st term of 2016-17)
Speaker: Prof. Grant Hamilton
Date: 04 Nov 2016 (Fri)
Time:  4:00pm
Venue:  G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language: English

In this talk, Professor Hamilton looks to introduce the work of the important Mozambican writer, Mia Couto, to the Hong Kong reader. He does so by referencing his newly published co-edited collection of research on this exciting writer, titled A Companion to Mia Couto (2016) – a project that was made possible by the generous support received from the Faculty of Arts at CUHK in the form of an award of a Humanities Fellowship in 2015. An influential writer who has been recognized by many important international literary awarding bodies, Couto is presented in this talk as a significant voice in world literature. However, in making much of Couto’s continuing and serious scientific work as an environmental biologist, Professor Hamilton makes a case here for thinking of Couto’s compelling fiction as the product of a mind that marries the seemingly antagonistic worlds of the poet and the scientist. 


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