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Literature and the World

ISBN 9780815384656
Published September 10, 2019 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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

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