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World-Literature in the Context of Combined and Uneven Development

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter attempts to resituate the problem of ‘world literature’, considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined ... More


Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Sharae Deckard, Nicholas Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Graeme Macdonald, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Benita Parry, and Stephen Shapiro

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book attempts to resituate the problem of ‘world literature’, considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined ... More


The Question of Peripheral Realism

WReC (Warwick Research Collective)

in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381892
eISBN:
9781781382264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This theoretical chapter examines the question of what has been called ‘peripheral realism–. Reviewing the texts selected for examination in the book overall – produced at different times and places ... More


Slow Reading: The Opacity Of World Literatures

David Huddart

in Involuntary Associations: Postcolonial Studies and World Englishes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380253
eISBN:
9781781381540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380253.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter juxtaposes World Literatures and World Englishes in order to understand the continued relevance of literary studies to engaging with globalized languages and cultures. This juxtaposition ... More


Autotranslations: Rabindranath Tagore’s Internationalism in Circulation

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter turns to Tagore, whose auto-translations stand as examples of degraded art both because translations fail to meet the criteria of aesthetic originality and because the critical ... More


Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Pamela L. Caughie and Diana L. Swanson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf Writing the World addresses such themes as the creation of worlds through literary writing, Woolf’s reception as a world writer, world wars, and natural worlds in Woolf’s writings. The ... More


Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Raphael Dalleo (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Postcolonial studies has taken a significant turn since 2000 from the post-structural focus on language and identity of the 1980s and 1990s to more materialist and sociological approaches. A key ... More


Introduction: Gatekeeping and World Literature

William Marling

in Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The romantic idea of the writer as an isolated genius has died, but there are few studies documenting the sociology of publishing, particularly the role of “gatekeeping.” How do friends, agents, ... More


Writing at the Margins: Postcolonialism, Exoticism and the Politics of Cultural Value (from The Postcolonial Exotic)

Graham Huggan

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reprints the introduction to The Postcolonial Exotic to set the stage for all of the Bourdieu-inspired approaches to postcolonial studies that will follow. Huggan shows how the ... More


Introduction

Raphael Dalleo

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The introduction to Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies maps the emergence of Bourdieu-influenced approaches to the field since 2000. Postcolonial studies emerged as an academic discipline in the 1980s ... More


Scheherazade in Chains: Arab-Islamic Genealogies of African Diasporic Literature

Jason Frydman

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The understudied archive of Muslim slave narratives demands a reconfiguration of the early history of New World Black literature, on the one hand asserting Arabic letters and Orientalist mediations ... More


Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

William Marling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The emergence of “World Literature” in the 1960s owes to a set of gatekeepers—agents, partners, friends, coteries, translators, patrons, small presses, and reviewers—who cooperated and collaborated ... More


Temporal Adoption, Novelistic Prosthesis

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

Marlene van Niekerk’s novels Triomf (1994) and Agaat (2004) set new standards for Afrikaans fiction. This chapter canvasses the author’s abiding concerns with the forced adoption of the temporality ... More


Hannah Arendt’s Message of Ill Tidings

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797005
eISBN:
9780191838637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797005.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Poetic language and literary history mattered to Hannah Arendt in her thinking about community because they told a story about how political worlds, whether bound by nation states or by international ... More


Catastrophic narratives

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter considers how, beginning with the Revolution and continuing across the centry, new narrative forms in prose and poetry fashion a discourse of national destiny. As narratives conceptualize ... More


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