Routledge Concise History of World Literature

ISBN-10: 041549589X
ISBN-13: 9780415495899
Edition: 2012
Authors: Theo D'Haen
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

Acknowledgements
Introduction: The (re)turn of world literature
Naming world literature
Overview
Goethe's Weltliteratur
Weltliteratur, "letters" and literature
World literature versus national literature
Heine and world literature in nineteenth-century Germany
Philar�te Chasles and world literature in nineteenth-century France
Histories of world literature
World literature and comparative literature
World literature, European literature
Rabindranath Tagore and Maxim Gorky on world literature
World literature beyond Europe
Conclusion
Goethe's Weltliteratur and the humanist ideal
Overview
Humanit�t and humanism
Goethe in Italy
World literature and philology
Ernst Robert Curtius
Erich Auerbach
Edward Said
Leo Spitzer
Conclusion
World literature and comparative literature
Overview
Intimations of comparative literature
Comparative literature: the early years
Beyond France: Hugo Meltzl and Max Koch
Comparative literature: the French school
The changing of the guard: comparative literature after 1945
Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett
Comparative literature in the United States: the early years
The crisis of comparative literature
Ren� Etiemble
Re-thinking comparative literature in the United States
In Europe, meanwhile...
Conclusion
World literature as an American pedagogical construct
Overview
Higher education in the United States
Richard Moulton
The Great Books
World literature courses
The crisis of world literature
Anthologizing world literature: the "Norton"
The Norton's competitors
Worlding world literature
Conclusion
World literature as system
Overview
The "free trade" of literature
Systemic world literature
Pascale Casanova and the world republic of letters
Criticism of Casanova
Franco Moretti conjectures on world literature
Against Moretti
Other world literature systems
Conclusion
World literature and translation
Overview
The indispensable instrument
Walter Benjamin and translation
The rise of translation studies
Translation, postcolonialism and feminism
World literature and translation
Translation studies and the "new" comparative literature
Conclusion
World literature, (post)modernism, (post)colonialism, litt�rature-monde
Overview
Postcolonial literature as world literature
Postcolonialism and postmodernism
Postcolonialism as Western projection
World literature and "Anglophony"
Litterature-monde
Conclusion
World literature and the literatures of the world
Overview
Europe's semi-periphery
Scandinavia
Spain and Portugal
Global South and Chinese world literature
Conclusion
Guide to further reading
Bibliography
Index

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