World Literature: A Reader

World Literature: A Reader

by Theo D'haen, Cesar Dominguez, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
     
 

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World Literature is not just a popular subject in its own right, but is infiltrating every aspect of literary study as the concept of ‘national literatures’, language and translation have been re-framed by World Literature.

The Routledge World Literature Reader offers the ideal introduction to the theories and debates surrounding World

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World Literature is not just a popular subject in its own right, but is infiltrating every aspect of literary study as the concept of ‘national literatures’, language and translation have been re-framed by World Literature.

The Routledge World Literature Reader offers the ideal introduction to the theories and debates surrounding World Literature through extracts from the essential texts and writers in the field. The Reader offers a number of different pathways through the material, all addressing the essential themes of globalization; cosmopolitanism; post/trans-nationalism; translation and nationalism.

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‘There is no doubt that World Literature. A Reader will prove to be a must for years to come in the class room and the library. It’s both rich and provocative selection of texts from the last 200 years brings new perspectives into a world of globalized cultures.’ Svend Erik Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

‘This is an important and timely collection. The editors have provided a genuinely international map of key writings in this expanding subject that is changing the face of literary studies in our age. It will be invaluable to students around the world.’ Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick, UK

‘This finely edited volume brings together classical texts of world literature, but distinguishes itself by devoting half of its pages to work written in the past ten years…The present volume will do much to bring the era of world literature within our reach.’ Martin Puchner, Harvard University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415602990
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/10/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Theo D’haen is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at K.U. Leuven University, Belgium and has also worked in Holland, France and America. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Review, and President of FILLM (Fédération Internationale de Langues et Littératures Modernes) 2008-2012

César Domínguez is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He is a member of the Spanish Comparative Literature Association Board and associate editor of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture.

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark.

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