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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


Decolonizing the Novel

Elaine Freedgood

in Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193304
eISBN:
9780691194301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193304.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter reviews the critics cited by Franco Moretti in his landmark essay “Conjectures on World Literature,” and analyzes them against the grain of his argument. Moretti argues that critics from ... More


The Statistical Turn in Literary Criticism

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter observes the new trend of quantification in literary studies. It suggests a "statistical turn" that has replaced "the linguistic turn," and raises questions about the anti-humanistic ... More


A City She must Postpone: A Conclusion

Matthew L. Reznicek

in The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This conclusion looks forward into the mid-twentieth-century works of Kate O’Brien in order to demonstrate the ongoing significance of Paris in Irish women’s novels. In three different ... More


Conclusion: Lyric—The Idea of this Invention

Marjorie Levinson

in Thinking Through Poetry: Field Reports on Romantic Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198810315
eISBN:
9780191864841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810315.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter bridges the gap between historicism and formalism through a new model for lyric. Different kinds of explanation suit different levels of analysis: validity in interpretation is tied to ... More


Geographic Fictions and the American Novel

Stephanie Foote

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between geography and the American novel between the Civil War and the beginning of World War II. More specifically, it considers how novels define and ... More


The Death of Italy and Birth of European Romanticism

Joseph Luzzi

in Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123555
eISBN:
9780300151787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123555.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter describes how definitions of literature throughout Romantic Europe connected certain crises of modernity with Italian art and history, especially those related to issues of exile, ... More


World: World

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the world of world literature—understood as either the site at which a literary work is produced (for world systems theory) or the site disclosed in the literary work itself ... 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


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