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Contextualizing World Literature free pdf This book revisits the notion of World Literature and its applications in Comparative Literature. It suggests the notion not as a means to sift out international paradigms for reading literatures, but as a set of guidelines for the construction of interlocking and/or reciprocally illuminating multilingual literary clusters. These ensembles are of very diverse shapes: the world, a region, a country, a language block, a network of cross-cultural "interferences" - while the so-called minor literatures invite to question the use of these ensembles. Within this frame, fourteen essays respond to the basic paradox of World Literature: how may specific methodological and critical outlooks allow expression of the universal? The answers to this question can be arranged in three groups: recognition of the need to break loose from European or Western critical perspectives- presentation of macro- and microcosmic dimensions connectedness and its processes- and, definitions of the methodological efforts and hermeneutic orientations to be applied.

About Jean Bessiere

Jean Bessiere is a Professor emeritus in Comparative Literature at the Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle. He was the ICLA President from 1997 to 2000. He extensively lectured abroad. He coedited two ICLA books (Theorie litteraire: Problemes et perspectives- Histoire des poetiques) and recently published Le Roman ou la problematicite du monde (2010), Questionner le roman (2012), Inactualite et originalite de la litterature francaise contemporaine (2014). Gerald Gillespie is emeritus professor of Comparative Literature and German studies at Stanford University and a former president of the International Comparative Literature Association. His recent publications include: Proust, Mann, Joyce in the Modernist Context (2nd ed., 2010)- Ludwig Tieck's "Puss-in-Boots" and Theater of the Absurd (2013)- The Nightwatches of Bonaventura (2013)- and, as coed., Intersections, Interferences, Interdisciplines: Literature with Other Arts (2014).

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Author : Jean Bessiere
Publisher : Presses Interuniversitaires Europeennes
Data Published : 11 August 2015
ISBN : 2875742833
EAN : 9782875742834
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 166 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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