The Global Literary Studies Research Lab analyzes literary history from a global, decentered and interdisciplinary perspective. This approach allows us to look at cross-border cultural and literary phenomena that go beyond the national framework and can be thought of in broader configurations. Within a gender, ethical and digital perspective, we pursue five main scientific objectives:
1. To review existing theoretical frameworks dealing with the notion of the “global” and other related notions such as cosmopolitanism, globalization or international in order to further its application within literary and film studies, taking on new analytical units such as cities, regions, rivers, seas, and oceans.
2. To help consolidate the emerging global studies literary field by featuring the discipline with 5 key concepts -space, scale, time connectivity and agency-, and promoting the global study of literature and film histories from an interdisciplinary perspective within the humanities and social sciences.
3. To contribute to the analysis of literary and cultural processes, places, and actors at a local and global scale, using case studies that are based on the ideas of movement, displacement and connectivity and on the discovery of the voices that have not been sufficiently heard.
4. To contribute to the advancement of the global study of literature and film histories using macro- and micro-historical analyses and computational tools within a digital humanities framework that applies critically humanities computing.
5. To balance inequalities in the production of knowledge by promoting open access research, data mining and data-driven approaches in Southern Europe and the Global South and further discussion regarding gender and race.