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Literature and the World

By Stefan Helgesson, Mads Thomsen Copyright 2020
    180 Pages
    by Routledge

    180 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Literature and the World presents a broad and multifaceted introduction to world literature and globalization. The book provides a brief background and history of the field followed by a wide spectrum of exemplary readings and case studies from around the world. Amongst other aspects of World Literature, the authors look at:

    • New approaches to digital humanities and world literature
    • Ecologies of world literature
    • Rethinking geography in a globalized world
    • Translation
    • Race and political economy

    Offering state of the art debates on world literature, this volume is a superb introduction to the field. Its critically thoughtful approach makes this the ideal guide for anyone approaching World Literature.

    Introduction: Why World Literature? Stefan Helgesson and Mads Rosendahl Thompson  1. Paradigms: World Literature and Its Others Mads Rosendahl Thompson  2. Ecologies of literature: The Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Nexus Stefan Helgesson  3. Genre: Strangeness and Familiarity Mads Rosendahl Thompson  4. Geography: Reading the Oceans Stefan Helgesson  5. Media and method: The Digital Library of Babel Mads Rosendahl Thompson  6. Translation: Duration and Cosmopolitan Reading Stefan Helgesson  7. Unfinished Business: A Dialogue Stefan Helgesson and Mads Rosendahl Thompson


    Stefan Helgesson is Professor of English Literary Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden.

    Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is Professor of Comparative Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark.