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World Literature: A Reader


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  1. 1. Origen, progresos y estado actual de toda la literatura Juan Andres
    2. On World Literature J. W. Goethe
    3. The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
    4. Present Tasks of Comparative Literature Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz
    5. Weltlitteratur Georg Brandes
    6. World Literature and Its Place in General Culture Richard Moulton
    7. Weltliteratur und Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte Fritz Strich
    8. Preface to World Literature Albert Guerard
    9. Philology and Weltliteratur Erich Auerbach
    10. On the Integrity of Our Planning Werner P. Friederich
    11. Writing Histories of World Literature Jan C. Brandt Corstius
    12. Faut-il reviser la notion de Weltliteratur? Rene Etiemble
    13. Dialectics of Historical Development of National and World Literature Irina Grigorevna Neupokoyeva
    14. A Footnote to Weltliteratur George Steiner
    15. The Reemergence of World Literature A. Owen. Aldridge
    16. The Tao and the Logos Longxi Zhang
    17. The Challenge of Comparative Literature Claudio Guillen
    18. World Literature as a Target Literary-Historical Category Dionyz Durisin
    19. Conjectures on World Literature & More Conjectures Franco Moretti
    20. World Literature and Global Theory: Comparative Literature for the New Millennium Vilashini Cooppan
    21. What is World Literature? David Damrosch
    22. Death of a Discipline Gayatri Ch. Spivak
    23. World Literature and World Politics: In Search of a Research Agenda Gerard Holden
    24. Anthologizing "World Literature" Sarah Lawall
    25. Global Literature and Technologies of Recognition Shu-Mei Shih
    26. Literature as a World Pascale Casanova
    27. Die Weltliteratur Milan Kundera
    28. The Scale of World Literature Nirvana Tanoukhi
    29. Canonization and World Literature: the Nobel Experience Horace Engdahl
    30. The Globalization of the Novel and the Novelization of the Global: A Critique of World Literature Mariano Siskind

About 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 (Federation Internationale de Langues et Litteratures Modernes) 2008-2012. Cesar Dominguez is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He is a member of boards of the Spanish Comparative Literature Association and the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies, Chair of the ICLA Research Committee, and member of the ICLA Coordinating Committee and the Academia Europaea. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is Asscociate Professor in Comparative Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures.


`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

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