The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature: From the European Enlightenment to the Global Present

The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature: From the European Enlightenment to the Global Present

by David Damrosch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691132852

ISBN-13: 9780691132853

Pub. Date: 08/03/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

As comparative literature reshapes itself in today's globalizing age, it is essential for students and teachers to look deeply into the discipline's history and its present possibilities. The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature is a wide-ranging anthology of classic essays and important recent statements on the mission and methods of comparative

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As comparative literature reshapes itself in today's globalizing age, it is essential for students and teachers to look deeply into the discipline's history and its present possibilities. The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature is a wide-ranging anthology of classic essays and important recent statements on the mission and methods of comparative literary studies. This pioneering collection brings together thirty-two pieces, from foundational statements by Herder, Madame de Staël, and Nietzsche to work by a range of the most influential comparatists writing today, including Lawrence Venuti, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Franco Moretti. Gathered here are manifestos and counterarguments, essays in definition, and debates on method by scholars and critics from the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, giving a unique overview of comparative study in the words of some of its most important practitioners. With selections extending from the beginning of comparative study through the years of intensive theoretical inquiry and on to contemporary discussions of the world's literatures, The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature helps readers navigate a rapidly evolving discipline in a dramatically changing world.

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ISBN-13:
9780691132853
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Series:
Translation/Transnation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
458
Sales rank:
1,390,633
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION ix

PART ONE: ORIGINS

CHAPTER 1: Results of a Comparison of Different Peoples' Poetry in Ancient and Modern Times (1797) 3
by Johann Gottfried Herder
CHAPTER 2: Of the General Spirit of Modern Literature (1800) 10
by Germaine de Staël
CHAPTER 3: Conversations on World Literature (1827) 17
by J. W. von Goethe and J. P. Eckermann
CHAPTER 4: From The Birth of Tragedy (1872) 26
by Friedrich Nietzsche
CHAPTER 5: Present Tasks of Comparative Literature (1877) 41
by Hugo Meltzl
CHAPTER 6: The Comparative Method and Literature (1886) 50
by Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett
CHAPTER 7: World Literature (1899) 61
by Georg Brandes
CHAPTER 8: From What Is Comparative Literature? (1903) 67
by Charles Mills Gayley

PART TWO: THE YEARS OF CRISIS

CHAPTER 9: The Epic and the Novel (1916) 81
by Georg Lukács
CHAPTER 10: Chaos in the Literary World (1934) 92
by Kobayashi Hideo
CHAPTER 11: From Epic and Novel (1941) 104
by Mikhail Bakhtin
CHAPTER 12: Preface to European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages (1948) 120
by Ernst Robert Curtius
CHAPTER 13: Philology and Weltliteratur (1952) 125
by Erich Auerbach
CHAPTER 14: From Minima Moralia (1951) 139
by Theodor Adorno
CHAPTER 15: Poetry, Society, State (1956) 150
by Octavio Paz
CHAPTER 16: Preface to La Littérature comparée (1951) 158
by Jean-Marie Carré
CHAPTER 17: The Crisis of Comparative Literature (1959) 161
by René Wellek

PART THREE: THE THEORY YEARS

CHAPTER 18: The Structuralist Activity (1963) 175
by Roland Barthes
CHAPTER 19: Women's Time (1977) 183
by Julia Kristeva
CHAPTER 20: Semiology and Rhetoric (1973) 208
by Paul de Man
CHAPTER 21: Writing (1990) 227
by Barbara Johnson
CHAPTER 22: The Position of Translated Literature within the Literary Polysystem (1978) 240
by Itamar Even-Zohar
CHAPTER 23: Cross-Cultural Poetics: National Literatures (1981) 248
by Édouard Glissant
CHAPTER 24: The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983) 259
by Edward W. Said
CHAPTER 25: The Quest for Relevance (1986) 284
by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

PART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION S

CHAPTER 26: Comparative Cosmopolitanism (1992) 309
by Bruce Robbins
CHAPTER 27: Literature, Nation, and Politics (1999) 329
by Pascale Casanova
CHAPTER 28: Comparative Literature in China (2000) 341
by Zhou Xiaoyi and Q. S. Tong
CHAPTER 29: From Translation, Community, Utopia (2000) 358
by Lawrence Venuti
CHAPTER 30: Crossing Borders (2003) 380
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
CHAPTER 31: Evolution, World-Systems, Weltliteratur (2006) 399
by Franco Moretti
CHAPTER 32: A New Comparative Literature (2006) 409
by Emily Apter

BIBLIOGRAPHIES 421
CREDITS 431
INDEX 435

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