The Transnational in English Literature examines English literary history through its transnational engagements and argues that every period of English Literature can be examined through its global relations. English identity and nationhood is therefore defined through its negotiation with other regions and cultures.
The first book to look at the entirety of English literature through a transnational lens, Pramod Nayar:
Useful for students and academics alike this book offers a comprehensive survey of the English canon questioning and analysing the transnational and global engagements of English literature.
1. Introduction: Globality and Englishness 2. Worlds and Voyages: English Itinerancy and the Spaces of Otherness 3. Desire and Danger: The Exoticized Other 4. Consume and Commodify: The Objectified Other 5. Disease and Degeneration: The Pathologized Other 6. Civilize and Collapse: Improveable Others, Disintegrating English