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Companion to Comparative Literature

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ISBN-10: 1405198796

ISBN-13: 9781405198790

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ali Behdad, Dominic Thomas

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A Companion to Comparative Literature presents a collection of more than thirty original essays from established and emerging scholars, which explore the history, current state, and future ofcomparative literary studies. Chapters address such topics as the relationship between translation and transnationalism, literary theory and emerging media, the future of national literatures in an era of globalization, gender and cultural formation across time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora studies, and other experimental approaches to literature and culture, combining impeccable scholarship with thought-provoking insights.
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Book details

List price: $235.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 540
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Sony Labou Tansi (1947--1995) was a Congolese novelist, playwright, and poet whose groundbreaking work transformed postcolonial francophone African literature.Alison Dundy translates from French and Italian to English. She specializes in literature, social sciences, art, and medicine.

List of Contributors
Introduction
Roadmaps
A Discipline of Tolerance
Why Compare?
Method and Congruity: The Odious Business of Comparative Literature
Comparisons, World Literature, and the Common Denominator
Comparative Literature in America: Attempt at a Genealogy
Theoretical Directions
The Poiein of Secular Criticism
Vanishing Horizons: Problems in the Comparison of China and the West
Art and Literature in the Liquid Modern Age: On Richard Wollheim, Zygmunt Bauman and Yves Michaud
A Literary Object's Contextual Life
The Theater of Comparative Literature
Disciplinary Intersections
What Pictures Tell Us about the Letter: Visual and Literary Practices in Latin America
If There's a Text in this Class, Where Did it Come From? Or, What Does Marilyn Monroe Have to do With The Sorrows of Young Man Werther?
Comparative Literature in the Age of Digital Humanities: On Possible Futures for a Discipline
Comparing Pain: Theoretical Explorations of Suffering and Working Towards the Particular
Comparativism, Transfers, Entangled History: Sociological Perspectives on Literature
Linguistic Trajectories
Orphaned Language: Traumatic Crossings in Literature and History
Contested Grammars: Comparative Literature, Translation, and the Challenge of Locality
Comparative Literature and the Global Languagescape
Persian Incursions: The Transnational Dynamics of Persian Literature
Rudimentariness as Home
Postcolonial Mobilities
Afro-European Studies: Emerging Fields and New Directions
The Comparative and the Relational: Meditations on Racial Method
Kidnapped Narratives: Mobility without Autonomy and the Nation/Novel Analogy
Counterpoint and Double Critique in Edward Said and Abdelkebir Khatibi: A Transcolonial Comparison
How French Studies Became Transnational; Or Postcolonialism as Comparatism
Towards a Planetary Reading of Postcolonial and American Imaginative Eco-Graphies
Global Connections
Terrestrial Humanism: Edward W. Said and the Politics of World Literature
Logics and Contexts of Circulation
"Worlds in Collision:" The Languages and Locations of World Literature
The Trouble with World Literature
Index