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Futures of Comparative Literature
ACLA State of the Discipline Report

Edited By

Ursula Heise





ISBN 9781138293342
Published March 23, 2017 by Routledge
370 Pages

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Book Description

Futures of Comparative Literature is a cutting edge report on the state of the discipline in Comparative Literature. Offering a broad spectrum of viewpoints from all career stages, a variety of different institutions, and many language backgrounds, this collection is fully global and diverse. The book includes previously unpublished interviews with key figures in the discipline as well as a range of different essays – short pieces on key topics and longer, in-depth pieces. It is divided into seven sections: Futures of Comparative Literature; Theories, Histories, Methods; Worlds; Areas and Regions; Languages, Vernaculars, Translations; Media; Beyond the Human; and contains over 50 essays on topics such as: Queer Reading; Human Rights; Fundamentalism; Untranslatability; Big Data; Environmental Humanities. It also includes current facts and figures from the American Comparative Literature Association as well as a very useful general introduction, situating and introducing the material. Curated by an expert editorial team, this book captures what is at stake in the study of Comparative Literature today.

Table of Contents

List of figures

Editorial board

List of contributors

Introduction: comparative literature and the new humanities

URSULA K. HEISE

Futures of comparative literature

Institutional inertia and the state of the discipline

ERIC HAYOT

Performative scholarship

AVRAM ALPERT

The reign of the amoeba: further thoughts about the future of comparative literature

GAIL FINNEY

Comparative literature: the next ten years

HAUN SAUSSY

Theories, histories, methods

Periodization

ADAM MIYASHIRO

Comparative literary history: a conversation with Marcel Cornis-Pope and Margaret R. Higonnet

CESAR DOMINGUEZ

Petrocriticism

MICHAEL RUBENSTEIN

The politics of the archive in semi-peripheries

ADAM F. KOLA

What the world thinks about literature

THOMAS O. BEEBEE

Minimal criticism

JOS LAVERY

Philology

TIMOTHY BRENNAN

Comparative literature and affect theory: a conversation

with R. A. Judy and Rei Terada

JESSICA BERMAN

Comparatively lesbian: queer/feminist theory and the sexuality of history

SUSAN S. LANSER

Queer double cross: doing (it with) comp lit

JARROD HAYES

Trans

JESSICA BERMAN

Future reading

REBECCA L. WALKOWITZ

Close reading and the global university (notes on localism)

REY CHOW

Worlds

World famous, locally: insights from the study of international canonization

MADS ROSENDAHL THOMSEN

 “World,” “Globe,” “Planet”: comparative literature, planetary studies, and cultural debt after the global turn

CHRISTIAN MORARU

World literature as figure and as ground

DAVID DAMROSCH

Baku, literary common

NERGIS ERTURK

Aesthetic humanity and the great world community: Kant and Kang Youwei

BAN WANG

Comparative literature, world literature, and Asia

KAREN THORNBER

Neoliberalism

SNEHAL SHINGAVI

Counterinsurgency

JOSEPH R. SLAUGHTER

Human rights

SOPHIA A. MCCLENNEN

Areas and regions

Areas: bigger than the nation, smaller than the world

CHRISTOPHER BUSH

Comparative literature and Latin American literary studies: a conversation with Jose Quiroga, Wander Melo Miranda, Erin Graff Zivin, Francine Masiello, Sarah Ann Wells, Ivonne del Valle, and Mariano Siskind

GUILLERMINA DE FERRARI

Arabic and the paradigms of comparison

WAIL S. HASSAN

Postcolonial studies

SANGEETA RAY

Fundamentalism

MOHAMMAD SALAMA

Afropolitan

AARON BADY

Why must African literature be defined? An interview with Aaron Bady

BARBARA HARLOW AND NEVILLE HOAD

Hemispheric American literature

ANTONIO BARRENECHEA

Languages, vernaculars, translations

Reading and speaking for translation: de-institutionalizing the institutions of literary study

LUCAS KLEIN

The end of languages?

GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK

The vernacular

S. SHANKAR

African languages, writ small

JEANNE-MARIE JACKSON

The Sinophone

YUCONG HAO

Pseudotranslation

BRIGITTE RATH

Untranslatability

SHADEN M. TAGELDIN

Media

Archive of the now

JACOB EDMOND

Electronic literature as comparative literature

JESSICA PRESSMAN

Visual-quantitative approaches to the intellectual history of the field: a close reading

DENNIS TENEN

Big data

JONATHAN E. ABEL

Next: The new orality

CHARLOTTE EUBANKS

Comparative literature and computational criticism: a conversation with Franco Moretti

URSULA K. HEISE

Platforms of the imagination: stages of electronic literature Mexico 2015

SUSANA GONZALEZ AKTORIES AND MARIA ANDREA GIOVINE YANEZ

Beyond the human

Comparative literature and the environmental humanities

URSULA K. HEISE

Comparative literature and animal studies

MARIO ORTIZ ROBLES

Multispecies stories, subaltern futures

MARA DE GENNARO

Climate change

JENNIFER WENZEL

Facts and figures

Comparative literature in the United States: facts and figures

COMPILED BY THE ACLA AND CORINNE SCHEINER

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Biography

Ursula K. Heise is the Marcia Howard Chair in Literary Studies at the Department of English and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, USA. Her books include Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species (2016) and The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities (2017).