Literature and the World presents a broad and multifaceted introduction to world literature and globalisation. 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:
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
Literature and Contemporary Thought is an interdisciplinary series providing new perspectives and cutting edge thought on the study of Literature and topics such as Animal Studies, Disability Studies and Digital Humanities.
Each title includes chapters on:
A glossary of key terms and annotated further reading will feature in every title. Edited by Ursula Heise and Guillermina De Ferrari this series will be invaluable to students and academics alike as they approach the interdisciplinary study of Literature.