Aspects of Contemporary World Literature

Aspects of Contemporary World Literature
Author: P. Bayapa Reddy
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9788126909759
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aspects of Contemporary World Literature Book Excerpt:

Festschrift volume dedicated to Kamjula Venkata Reddy, b. 1939, former Professor of English, Sri Krishnadevaraya University; contributed articles; some previously published.

World Literature Reader

World Literature Reader
Author: Theo D'haen,César Domínguez,Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 1135726167
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Literature Reader Book Excerpt:

World Literature is an increasingly influential subject in literary studies, which has led to the re-framing of contemporary ideas of ‘national literatures’, language and translation. World Literature: A Reader brings together thirty essential readings which display the theoretical foundations of the subject, as well as showing its conceptual development over a two hundred year period. The book features: an illuminating introduction to the subject, with suggested reading paths to help readers navigate through the materials texts exploring key themes such as globalization, cosmopolitanism, post/trans-nationalism, and translation and nationalism writings by major figures including J. W. Goethe, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Longxi Zhao, David Damrosch, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Pascale Casanova and Milan Kundera. The early explorations of the meaning of ‘Weltliteratur’ are introduced, while twenty-first century interpretations by leading scholars today show the latest critical developments in the field. The editors offer readers the ideal introduction to the theories and debates surrounding the impact of this crucial area on the modern literary landscape.

The Routledge Companion to World Literature

The Routledge Companion to World Literature
Author: Theo D'haen,David Damrosch,Djelal Kadir
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-09-14
ISBN: 113665576X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to World Literature Book Excerpt:

In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field. Separated into four key sections, the volume covers: the history of World Literature through significant writers and theorists from Goethe to Said, Casanova and Moretti the disciplinary relationship of World Literature to areas such as philology, translation, globalization and diaspora studies theoretical issues in World Literature including gender, politics and ethics a global perspective on the politics of World Literature. The forty-eight outstanding contributors to this companion offer an ideal introduction to those approaching the field for the first time, or looking to further their knowledge of this extensive field.

Reexamining World Literature

Reexamining World Literature
Author: Richard Serrano
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN: 1000038246
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reexamining World Literature Book Excerpt:

Serrano calls for a reassessment of the practice of World Literature with six case studies taken from the Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Korean and Latin American traditions. Although in recent years the field has adopted more inclusive and wide-ranging criteria for college-level anthologies of World Literature, and has seen the collection and publication of critical readers, book-length introductions, and even a history, the theoretical predisposition of most of its practitioners paradoxically has led to a shrinking of its horizons and a narrowing of its vision. Reexamining World Literature asks scholars to look beyond the current dominant definition of World Literature (works in English with broad reach or works in other languages with significant circulation in English translation) in order to engage with a range of complex texts that elude the field’s assumptions. World Literature need not be a we-are-the-world of shared values, but instead should ask readers to question what those values are.

Against World Literature

Against World Literature
Author: Emily Apter
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-06-01
ISBN: 1784780030
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against World Literature Book Excerpt:

On the problems of translation in literary study. Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to substitution. In the place of “World Literature”—a dominant paradigm in the humanities, one grounded in market-driven notions of readability and universal appeal—Apter proposes a plurality of “world literatures” oriented around philosophical concepts and geopolitical pressure points. The history and theory of the language that constructs World Literature is critically examined with a special focus on Weltliteratur, literary world systems, narrative ecosystems, language borders and checkpoints, theologies of translation, and planetary devolution in a book set to revolutionize the discipline of comparative literature.

From Comparison to World Literature

From Comparison to World Literature
Author: Longxi Zhang
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN: 1438454716
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Comparison to World Literature Book Excerpt:

Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism. The study of world literature is on the rise. Until recently, the term “world literature” was a misnomer in comparative literature scholarship, which typically focused on Western literature in European languages. In an increasingly globalized era, this is beginning to change. In this collection of essays, Zhang Longxi discusses how we can transcend Eurocentrism or any other ethnocentrism and revisit the concept of world literature from a truly global perspective. Zhang considers literary works and critical insights from Chinese and other non-Western traditions, drawing on scholarship from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, and integrating a variety of approaches and perspectives from both East and West. The rise of world literature emerges as an exciting new approach to literary studies as Zhang argues for the validity of cross-cultural understanding, particularly from the perspective of East-West comparative studies.

The Work of World Literature

The Work of World Literature
Author: Robinson, Benjamin Lewis
Publsiher: ICI Berlin Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 3965580116
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Work of World Literature Book Excerpt:

The contentious discourse around world literature tends to stress the ‘world’ in the phrase. This volume, in contrast, asks what it means to approach world literature by inflecting the question of the literary. Debates for, against, and around ‘world literature’ have brought renewed attention to the worldly aspects of the literary enterprise. Literature is studied with regard to its sociopolitical and cultural references, contexts and conditions of production, circulation, distribution, and translation. But what becomes of the literary when one speaks of world literature? Responding to Derek Attridge’s theory of how literature ‘works’, the contributions in this volume explore in diverse ways and with attention to a variety of literary practices what it might mean to speak of ‘the work of world literature’. The volume shows how attention to literariness complicates the ethical and political conundrums at the centre of debates about world literature.

Francophone Literature as World Literature

Francophone Literature as World Literature
Author: Christian Moraru,Nicole Simek,Bertrand Westphal
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN: 1501347160
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Francophone Literature as World Literature Book Excerpt:

Francophone Literature as World Literature examines French-language works from a range of global traditions and shows how these literary practices draw individuals, communities, and their cultures and idioms into a planetary web of tension and cross-fertilization. The Francophone corpus under scrutiny here comes about in the evolving, markedly relational context provided by these processes and their developments during and after the French empire. The 15 chapters of this collection delve into key aspects, moments, and sites of the literature flourishing throughout the francosphere after World War II and especially since the 1980s, from the French Hexagon to the Caribbean and India, and from Québec to the Maghreb and Romania. Understood and practiced as World Literature, Francophone literature claims--with particular force in the wake of the littérature-monde debate--its place in a more democratic world republic of letters, where writers, critics, publishers, and audiences are no longer beholden to traditional centers of cultural authority.

Postcolonialism After World Literature

Postcolonialism After World Literature
Author: Lorna Burns
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-05-16
ISBN: 135005304X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonialism After World Literature Book Excerpt:

Postcolonial studies took shape in response to the nationalist and decolonization movements of the twentieth century. Today, a resurgent interest in world literature reflects an increased awareness of globalization. These twin projects are torn between a criticism that finds in the text the trace of capitalist modernity and one that accounts for the revolutionary potential of literature to challenge our global present. Postcolonialism After World Literature exposes what is at stake in this critical choice through a line of philosophical enquiry – Bruno Latour, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Rancière – that poses an alternative to the materialist strand of world literary criticism pioneered by Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti. Engaging with these theorists and others, Lorna Burns contests world-systems theory as the basis for thinking about contemporary postcolonial and world literatures, and proposes a renewed framework that promotes literature's capacity to provoke dissent; to imagine new forms of belonging and relation for both national and world citizens; and to stage the shared equality of all. Moving between theory and the novels of Roberto Bolaño, J. M. Coetzee, Kamel Daoud, Dany Laferrière, Pauline Melville, Arundhati Roy and Kamila Shamsie, Postcolonialism After World Literature presents the case for rethinking world literature in light of the legacies of postcolonialism, and for reshaping postcolonial studies in an era of world literature. Lorna Burns is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures at the University of St Andrews, UK. She is the author of Contemporary Caribbean Writing and Deleuze (Bloomsbury, 2012).

Translation and World Literature

Translation and World Literature
Author: Susan Bassnett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN: 1317246594
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translation and World Literature Book Excerpt:

Translation and World Literature offers a variety of international perspectives on the complex role of translation in the dissemination of literatures around the world. Eleven chapters written by multilingual scholars explore issues and themes as diverse as the geopolitics of translation, cosmopolitanism, changing media environments and transdisciplinarity. This book locates translation firmly within current debates about the transcultural movements of texts and challenges the hegemony of English in world literature. Translation and World Literature is an indispensable resource for students and scholars working in the fields of translation studies, comparative literature and world literature.

American World Literature An Introduction

American World Literature  An Introduction
Author: Paul Giles
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-04
ISBN: 1119431646
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American World Literature An Introduction Book Excerpt:

A scholarly review of American world literature from early times to the postmodernist era American World Literature: An Introduction explores how the subject of American Literature has evolved from a national into a global phenomenon. As the author, Paul Giles – a noted expert on the topic – explains, today American Literature is understood as engaging with the wider world rather than merely with local or national circumstances. The book offers an examination of these changing conceptions of representation in both a critical and an historical context. The author examines how the perception of American culture has changed significantly over time and how this has been an object of widespread social and political debate. From examples of early American literature to postmodernism, the book charts ways in which the academic subject areas of American Literature and World Literature have converged – and diverged – over the past generations. Written for students of American literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in all areas of historical specialization, American World Literature offers an authoritative guide to global phenomena of American World literature and how this subject has undergone crucial changes in perception over the past thirty years.

World Literature and Hedayat s Poetics of Modernity

World Literature and Hedayat   s Poetics of Modernity
Author: Omid Azadibougar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 981151691X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Literature and Hedayat s Poetics of Modernity Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the canonical figure Sadegh Hedayat (1903–1951) and draws a comprehensive image of a major intellectual force in the context of both modern Persian Literature and World Literature. A prolific writer known for his magnum opus, The Blind Owl (1936), Hedayat established the use of common language for literary purposes, opened new horizons on imaginative literature and explored a variety of genres in his creative career. This book looks beyond the reductive critical tendencies that read a rich and diverse literary profile in light of Hedayat’s suicide, arguing instead that his literary imagination was not solely the result of genius but rather enriched by a vast network of the world’s literary traditions. This study reflects on Hedayat’s attempts at various genres of artistic creation, including painting, fiction writing, satire and scholarly research, as well as his persistent struggles for artistic authenticity, which transcended solidly established literary and artistic norms. Providing a critical reading of Hedayat’s work to untangle aspects of his writing – including reflections on science, religion, nationalism and coloniality – alongside his pioneering work on folk culture, and how humor informs his writings, this text offers a critical review of the status of Persian literature in the contemporary landscape of the world’s literary studies.

World Literature Teacher Guide

World Literature  Teacher Guide
Author: James Stobaugh,Stobaugh James
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2012-11
ISBN: 0890516766
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Literature Teacher Guide Book Excerpt:

Teachers edition to compliment student edition

Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature

Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature
Author: James Hodapp
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1501373420
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature Book Excerpt:

Graphic narratives are one of the world's great art forms, but graphic novels and comics from Europe and the United States dominate scholarly conversations about them. Building upon the little extant scholarship on graphic narratives from the Global South, this collection moves beyond a narrow Western approach to this quickly expanding field. By focusing on texts from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia, these essays expand the study of graphic narratives to a global scale. Graphic Novels and Comics as World Literature is also interested in how these texts engage with, fit in with, or complicate notions of World Literature. The larger theoretical framework of World Literature is joined with the postcolonial, decolonial, Global South, and similar approaches that argue explicitly or implicitly for the viability of non-Western graphic narratives on their own terms. Ultimately, this collection explores the ways that the unique formal qualities of graphic narratives from the Global South intersect with issues facing the study of international literatures, such as translation, commodification, circulation, Orientalism, and many others.

Brazilian Literature as World Literature

Brazilian Literature as World Literature
Author: Eduardo F. Coutinho
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-02-22
ISBN: 1501323288
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brazilian Literature as World Literature Book Excerpt:

Brazilian Literature as World Literature is not only an introduction to Brazilian literature but also a study of the connections between Brazil's literary production and that of the rest of the world, particularly European and North American literatures. It highlights the tension that has always existed in Brazilian literature between the imitation of European models and forms and a yearning for a tradition of its own, as well as the attempts by modernist writers to propose possible solutions, such as aesthetic cannibalism, to overcome this tension.

Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film

Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film
Author: Naomi Nkealah,Obioma Nnaemeka
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 1000367770
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gendered Violence and Human Rights in Black World Literature and Film Book Excerpt:

This book investigates how the intersection between gendered violence and human rights is depicted and engaged with in Africana literature and films. The rich and multifarious range of film and literature emanating from Africa and the diaspora provides a fascinating lens through which we can understand the complex consequences of gendered violence on the lives of women, children and minorities. Contributors to this volume examine the many ways in which gendered violence mirrors, expresses, projects and articulates the larger phenomenon of human rights violations in Africa and the African diaspora and how, in turn, the discourse of human rights informs the ways in which we articulate, interrogate, conceptualise and interpret gendered violence in literature and film. The book also shines a light on the linguistic contradictions and ambiguities in the articulation of gendered violence in private spaces and war. This book will be essential reading for scholars, critics, feminists, teachers and students seeking solid grounding in exploring gendered violence and human rights in theory and practice.

The Longman Anthology of World Literature

The Longman Anthology of World Literature
Author: David Damrosch,David Lawrence Pike
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 2878
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Longman Anthology of World Literature Book Excerpt:

The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Compact Edition, presents a fresh and diverse range of the world's great literature in a single volume that links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts. Featuring major works by literary masters from the ancient world through the twentieth century, this concise anthology combines comprehensive coverage of key works of the Western literary tradition and the best core, enduring works of the literatures of China, Japan, India, the Middle East, Africa, and native Americas. The anthology includes epic and lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many complete works and a focus on the most influential pieces and authors from each region and time period. The texts are supplemented by contextual materials that help students understand the literary and historical eras from which these texts arose. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations developed by a distinguished editorial team provide a wealth of teachable materials that support and illuminate the selections.

Magill s Survey of World Literature Kundera Osborne

Magill s Survey of World Literature  Kundera Osborne
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Total Pages: 2852
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magill s Survey of World Literature Kundera Osborne Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive survey of classic world literature with an emphasis on history, criticism, and mini-biographies of noted authors.

An Illustrated Companion to World Literature

An Illustrated Companion to World Literature
Author: Tore Ulf Axel Zetterholm,Peter Quennell
Publsiher: Orbis Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Illustrated Companion to World Literature Book Excerpt:

Postcolonial Literatures in English

Postcolonial Literatures in English
Author: Anke Bartels,Lars Eckstein,Nicole Waller,Dirk Wiemann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-04-27
ISBN: 3476055981
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Literatures in English Book Excerpt:

The term ‘postcolonial literatures in English’ designates English-language literatures from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania, as well as the literatures of diasporic communities who have moved from those regions to the global north. This volume introduces the central themes of postcolonial literary studies and delineates how these themes are reflected and elaborated in exemplary literary works by postcolonial authors from around the world. It also offers succinct definitions of key terms like Orientalism, hybridity, Indigeneity or writing back.