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Introduction

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses several iterations of militarized Orientalism and the function that it has continued to serve in military zones of rapid cultural translation. Such instances not ... More


Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Andrew N. Rubin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, this book argues that cultural politics—specifically ... More


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


Worlds, Literature, Systems

Eric Hayot

in On Literary Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199926695
eISBN:
9780199980499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines various conceptions of world in world literature and world-systems. It argues for a better theory of the world, and of the relationship between the world and literature. Not to ... More


Virgil

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter eight substantiates the claim that Chariton looked to Virgil, adds further evidence to this, and considers conseqences for our general assessment of Narratives about Callirhoe. More parallels ... More


Introduction: Late Modernism and the Outward Turn

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction argues that late modernism undergoes an outward turn to everyday life to conceptualize world systemic disorder.


After the American Century: Ends of Circulation

Brian T. Edwards

in After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the digital age, American culture is taken up in the Middle East and North Africa in ways that detach the cultural product from its American referent and thereby shatters the presumptions of ... More


“The Center Will Not Hold”: The Widening Gyre of the New, New Americanist Studies

William V. Spanos

in Redeemer Nation In the Interregnum: An Untimely Meditation on the American Vocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268153
eISBN:
9780823272464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268153.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter constitute a cultural critique of a growing left-oriented momentum in the U.S. that privileges world literature at the expense of the critical imperatives of the actual interregnum. The ... 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


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


Text and the City: Dublin, Cultural Intimacy, and Modernity

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Dublin in James Joyce's spectral imagination is akin to a phantom limb. His literary modernism turns on what is absent or off the page, an apophatic style in which text is intimately bound up with ... 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


What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Ankhi Mukherjee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What Is a Classic? revisits the famous question posed by critics from Sainte-Beuve and T. S. Eliot to J. M. Coetzee to ask how classics emanate from postcolonial histories and societies. Exploring ... More


Bei Dao and World Literature

Jacob Edmond

in A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reframes the extensive critical debate about translation, globalization, and national and world literatures sparked by the work of Chinese poet Bei Dao 北岛. It argues that Bei Dao’s ... More


From Cosmopolitanism To World-Salvation: The Transnational Imaginary and the Idea of the Progressive State

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the relationship between shifting notions of literary cosmopolitanism, emerging discourse about internationalism, and the concept of world-salvation. It looks at the efforts of ... More


Local Color, World Literature, And The Transnational Turn In William Dean Howells's Fiction And Criticism

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how literary realism provided a means for American literature to play a more vital role in world literature by focusing on William Dean Howells's late fiction and criticism. ... More


Introduction

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/9780691167824.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book raises a number of questions concerning the assumed universalism of world literature by analyzing the interwoven strands of modernization, literature, and secularism. It examines the ... More


Classic and Nation

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his magisterial account of the long trajectory of literary canon formation in Europe, Ernst Robert Curtius confronts the thinking of French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, who purportedly ... More


The Reader and World Crime Fiction: The (Private) Eye of the Beholder

Stewart King

in Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620580
eISBN:
9781789629590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the tension between national-focused and more worldly readings of crime fiction. It treats crime fiction as a form of world literature and examines new ways of conceiving ... More


The View from Montserrat

Christopher Prendergast

in The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215850
eISBN:
9780191706912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215850.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1868, the year before his death, French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve briefly revisited — in a review of the career of Jean-Jacques Ampere — the early 19th-century scene to which they had ... More


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