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Mapping world literature : international canonization and transnational literatures / Mads Rosendahl Thomsen.

By: Thomsen, Mads Rosendahl, 1972-Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Continuum literary studiesPublication details: London ; New York ; New Delhi : Continuum, c2008. Description: 170 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9781847061232 (hbk.); 1847061230 (hbk.); 9781441173546 (pbk.); 1441173544; 9781441156488; 1441156488Subject(s): Literature -- History and criticismDDC classification: 809 LOC classification: PN86 | .T55 2008Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
Contents:
TOC World literature : history, concept, paradigm -- Shifting focal points in the international canons -- Migrant writers and cosmopolitan culture -- Ethics and aesthetics in traumatic literature -- Conclusion : constellations as facts and experiments.
Summary: Summary: Mapping World Literature explores the study of literature and literary history in light of global changes, looking at what defines world literature in the 21st century. Surveying ideas of literature from Goethe to the present, Thomsen devises a compelling concept of literary constellations. He discusses a wide-range of critical positions, identifies the limits of comparative and post-colonial approaches and examines two specific cases: literature written by migrant writers and the literature of genocide, war and disaster. Mapping World Literature captures new ways of understanding the patterns.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-163) and index.

TOC World literature : history, concept, paradigm --
Shifting focal points in the international canons --
Migrant writers and cosmopolitan culture --
Ethics and aesthetics in traumatic literature --
Conclusion : constellations as facts and experiments.

Summary:
Mapping World Literature explores the study of literature and literary history in light of global changes, looking at what defines world literature in the 21st century. Surveying ideas of literature from Goethe to the present, Thomsen devises a compelling concept of literary constellations. He discusses a wide-range of critical positions, identifies the limits of comparative and post-colonial approaches and examines two specific cases: literature written by migrant writers and the literature of genocide, war and disaster. Mapping World Literature captures new ways of understanding the patterns.

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