The annual session of the Interdepartmental Comparative Literature Group was better this year than last year. More people has come, not only the speakers, but also distinguished scholars from the Faculty, including prof. Nowicka-Jeżowa. The topic, "Cultures of Reading", was broader that last year ("Translingualism"), and it probably helped to attract more attention.
I presented my fresh research, mostly the few things I've gathered in SOAS earlier in June. It was about Sufism and the "cultured readings" of Ibn al-Farid (Grangeret de Lagrange, Nicholson, etc.). The question of transcultural reading, on the other hand, was merely posed, and I recalled some intuitions of the former "perennialist" scholars pointing in this direction. Enough for a small paper in Polish, but this is just to mark a starting point.