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Institutions of World Literature: Writing, Translation, Markets / Edition 1

Institutions of World Literature: Writing, Translation, Markets / Edition 1

by Stefan Helgesson, Pieter Vermeulen


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ISBN-13: 9781138832541
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature Series
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stefan Helgesson is Professor of English at Stockholm University. He is the author of Writing in Crisis: Ethics and History in Gordimer, Ndebele and Coetzee (2004) and Transnationalism in Southern African Literature (2009), and the editor of Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective, vol. 4 (2006).

Pieter Vermeulen is Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author of Romanticism after the Holocaust (2010) and Contemporary Literature and the End of the Novel: Creature, Affect, Form (2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction: World Literature in the Making Stefan Helgesson and Pieter Vermeulen Part I: Instituting Literature 1. How Writing Becomes (World) Literature: Singularity, The Universalizable, and the Implied Writer Stefan Helgesson 2. Instituting (World) Literature Peter D. McDonald 3. World Literature in a Poem: The Case of Herberto Helder Helena C. Buescu Part II: The World Literature Market 4. The Oblivion We Will Be: The Latin American Literary Field after Autonomy Liliana Weinberg 5. On World Literary Reading: Literature, the Market, and the Antinomies of Mobility Pieter Vermeulen 6. World Literature and Market Dynamics Sarah Brouillette Part III: Postcolonial Worlds 7. Archival Trajectories and Literary Voice in Indian Ocean Narratives of Slavery Maria Olaussen 8. African Mediations: Transcultural Writing in Achebe, Gourevitch, Eggers, and Okri Mads Rosendahl Thomsen Part IV: Fields of Translation 9. Strategies of Importation of Foreign Literature in France in the Twentieth Century: The Case of Gallimard, or the Making of an International Publisher Gisèle Sapiro 10. How African Literature Is Made: The Case of Authors from Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa (1960-2010) Claire Ducournau 11. The Scandinavian Literary Translation Field from a Local Point of View: A Peripheral (Sub)field? Yvonne Lindqvist Part V: Worlds in Translation 12. "MÊME DYING STOP CONFIRM ARRIVAL STOP": Provincial Literatures in Global Time—The Case of Marlene van Niekerk’s Agaat" Andrew van der Vlies 13. Transcendental Untranslatables: Emerson and Translation David Watson

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