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By Ali Behdad, Dominic Thomas

A spouse to Comparative Literature offers a set of greater than thirty unique essays from verified and rising students, which discover the heritage, present kingdom, and way forward for comparative literature.
• positive factors over thirty unique essays from top foreign individuals
• presents a severe evaluate of the prestige of literary and cross-cultural inquiry
• Addresses the historical past, present kingdom, and way forward for comparative literature
• Chapters handle such themes because the dating among translation and transnationalism, literary concept and rising media, the way forward for nationwide literatures in an period of globalization, gender and cultural formation throughout time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora reviews, and different experimental ways to literature and tradition.

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Auerbach, Erich. (1973). (Original work published, 1959). Scenes from the Drama of European Literature: Six Essays. (1973). ). Gloucester, Massachusetts: Peter Smith. Badiou, Alain. (2003). Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism. ). Stanford: Stanford University Press. Bernheimer, Charles, ed. (1995). Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Casanova, Pascale. (2004). The World Republic of Letters. B. ). Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

43; my emphasis) Hence his startling observations toward the end of the book: The more numerous, varied, and simple the people are who appear as subjects of such random moments [as depicted by modern writers like Woolf], the more effectively must what they have in common shine forth. In this unprejudiced and exploratory type of representation we cannot but see to what an extent – below the surface conflicts – the differences between men’s ways of life and forms of thought have already lessened.

New York: Verso. 2 Why Compare? ) ten year reports on the discipline, I addressed the nature of this Association’s recurring series of reports as embodying a logic of indiscipline that afflicts not only this field of study but also, more generally, the humanities (Ferris). I fully intended not to return to the subject since it seemed to me then that this logic had become so entrenched that Comparative Literature was no longer capable of discerning the questions posed by its critical practice. ’s habit of examining the state of “discipline” could only repeat the same result like a most forlorn Odysseus destined to embark every ten years or so on a new adventure to burn some other Troy into the past one more time.

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