What Is World Literature?

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691188645
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 324
View: 3988
World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Menchú's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

World Literature Reader

A Reader
Author: Theo D'haen,César Domínguez,Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135726167
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
View: 8280
World Literature is an increasingly influential subject in literary studies, which has led to the re-framing of contemporary ideas of ‘national literatures’, language and translation. World Literature: A Reader brings together thirty essential readings which display the theoretical foundations of the subject, as well as showing its conceptual development over a two hundred year period. The book features: an illuminating introduction to the subject, with suggested reading paths to help readers navigate through the materials texts exploring key themes such as globalization, cosmopolitanism, post/trans-nationalism, and translation and nationalism writings by major figures including J. W. Goethe, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Longxi Zhao, David Damrosch, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Pascale Casanova and Milan Kundera. The early explorations of the meaning of ‘Weltliteratur’ are introduced, while twenty-first century interpretations by leading scholars today show the latest critical developments in the field. The editors offer readers the ideal introduction to the theories and debates surrounding the impact of this crucial area on the modern literary landscape.

How to Read World Literature

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444304602
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 152
View: 1865
How to Read World Literature addresses the unique challenges faced by a reader confronting foreign literature. Accessible and enlightening, Damrosch offers readers the tools to navigate works as varied as Homer, Sophocles, Kalidasa, Du Fu, Dante, Murasaki, Moliere, Kafka, Soyinka, and Walcott. Offers a unique set of "modes of entry” for readers encountering foreign literature Provides readers with the tools to think creatively and systematically about key issues such as reading across time and cultures, reading translated works, and emerging global perspectives Covers a wide variety of genres, from lyric and epic poetry to drama and prose fiction and discusses how these forms have been used in different eras and cultures

Crime Fiction as World Literature

Author: Louise Nilsson,David Damrosch,Theo D'haen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501319345
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 7442
While crime fiction is one of the most widespread of all literary genres, this is the first book to treat it in its full global is the first book to treat crime fiction in its full global and plurilingual dimensions, taking the genre seriously as a participant in the international sphere of world literature. In a wide-ranging panorama of the genre, twenty critics discuss crime fiction from Bulgaria, China, Israel, Mexico, Scandinavia, Kenya, Catalonia, and Tibet, among other locales. By bringing crime fiction into the sphere of world literature, Crime Fiction as World Literature gives new insights not only into the genre itself but also into the transnational flow of literature in the globalized mediascape of contemporary popular culture.

Gateways to World Literature

The Seventeenth Century to Today
Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205787111
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1038
View: 1278
Gateways to World Literature presents a fresh and diverse range of the world's great literature in a two-volume set that links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts at an affordable price. The anthology includes epic and lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many complete works and a focus on the most influential pieces and authors from each region and time period. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations developed by a distinguished editorial team provide a wealth of materials that support and illuminate the selections.

Conversaciones con Goethe

Author: J.P. Eckermann
Publisher: Océano
ISBN: 6077351393
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 582
View: 6871
Nunca en la historia literaria se ha rendido un informe tan cabal, minucioso y penetrante de la personalidad de un poeta como el que nos ha sido legado en estas Conversaciones con Goethe, fruto de la amistad entre dos almas. Eckerman suministra constancias sobre el aspecto físico de Goethe, su salud, su humor, sus costumbres; nos hace conocer sus reacciones emocionales y estéticas ante la naturaleza y las obras de arte; nos da noticia del juicio de Goethe acerca de la literatura de su tiempo, y, algo crucial, nos transmite datos preciosos en relación con la manera como se producía en él la creación poética, contrapunto extraordinario para la total comprensión de su obra.

Gateways to World Literature the Ancient World Through the Early Modern Period

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205787104
Category: Education
Page: 1210
View: 7722
Gateways to World Literature presents a fresh and diverse range of the world's great literature in a two-volume set that links past and present, East and West, and literary and cultural contexts at an affordable price. The anthology includes epic and lyric poetry, drama, and prose narrative, with many complete works and a focus on the most influential pieces and authors from each region and time period. Engaging introductions, scholarly annotations, maps, pronunciation guides, and illustrations developed by a distinguished editorial team provide a wealth of materials that support and illuminate the selections.

Aleksis Kivi and/as World Literature

Author: Douglas Robinson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004340262
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 392
View: 9328
In Aleksis Kivi and/as World Literature Douglas Robinson tracks the global reception of Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) as a wedge for exploring the nature and boundaries of world literature, and the contributions made by translators to it.

What Is a World?

On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature
Author: Pheng Cheah
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374536
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 408
View: 7981
In What Is a World? Pheng Cheah, a leading theorist of cosmopolitanism, offers the first critical consideration of world literature’s cosmopolitan vocation. Addressing the failure of recent theories of world literature to inquire about the meaning of world, Cheah articulates a normative theory of literature’s world-making power by creatively synthesizing four philosophical accounts of the world as a temporal process: idealism, Marxist materialism, phenomenology, and deconstruction. Literature opens worlds, he provocatively suggests, because it is a force of receptivity. Cheah compellingly argues for postcolonial literature’s exemplarity as world literature through readings of narrative fiction by Michelle Cliff, Amitav Ghosh, Nuruddin Farah, Ninotchka Rosca, and Timothy Mo that show how these texts open up new possibilities for remaking the world by negotiating with the inhuman force that gives time and deploying alternative temporalities to resist capitalist globalization.

The Idea of World Literature

History and Pedagogical Practice
Author: John David Pizer
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807131199
Category: History
Page: 190
View: 4267
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe introduced the concept of Weltliteratur in 1827 to describe the growing availability of texts from other nations. Although the term "World Literature" is widely used today, there is little agreement on what it means and even less awareness of its evolution. In this wide-ranging work, John Pizer traces the concept of Weltliteratur in Germany beginning with Goethe and continuing through Heinrich Heine, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels to the present as he explores its importation into the United States in the 1830s and the teaching of World Literature in U.S. classrooms since the early twentieth century. Pizer demonstrates the concept's ongoing viability through an in-depth reading of the contemporary Syrian-German transnational novelist Rafik Schami. He also provides a clear methodology for World Literature courses in the twenty-first century. Pizer argues persuasively that Weltliteratur can provide cohesion to the study of World Literature today. In his view, traditional "World Lit" classes are limited by their focus on the universal elements of literature. A course based on Weltliteratur, however, promotes a more thorough understanding of literature as a dialectic between the universal and the particular. In a practical guide to teaching World Literature by employing Goethe's paradigm, he explains how to help students navigate between the extremes of homogenization on the one hand and exoticism on the other, learning both what cultures share and what distinguishes them. Everyone who teaches World Literature will want to read this stimulating book. In addition, anyone interested in the development of the concept from its German roots to its American fruition will find The Idea of World Literature immensely rewarding.

La república mundial de las letras

Author: Pascale Casanova
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788433961495
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 471
View: 3212

Origen, progresos y estado actual de toda la literatura

Author: Juan Andrés
Publisher: N.A
Category: Learning and scholarship
Page: 428
View: 7261

Tranvía a la Malvarrosa

Author: Manuel Vicent
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420499412
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 8294
Obra clave de la narrativa española contemporánea, Tranvía a Malvarrosa es una novela de iniciación en la que el primer amor, los placeres sensoriales, el cine, el mar, la política, la iglesia católica y la muerte se entremezclan con el aroma y la geografía de la Valencia de los años cincuenta. «Sobre un fondo de boleros, el protagonista de esta novela atraviesa la adolescencia con la frente cuajada de acné. Cada uno de aquellos granos era un pecado mortal, según le decía el confesor. El sentido de la culpa no podía desligarlo del pacer y éste era la hierba quemada del verano, el sonido de la resaca en la playa bajo el cañizo ofuscado por la luz del arenal. »Sobre un fondo de crímenes famosos en aquella Valencia todavía huérfana de los años cincuenta se desarrolla la conciencia del protagonista. El crimen de la envenenadora, el garrote vil a aquel esquizofrénico que asesinó y cubrió de flores a la niña antes de depositarla en una acequia, la aparición de las piernas depiladas de un hombre con las uñas pintadas dentro de un saco: a través de esta geografía de la memoria un tranvía con jardinera cruzaba la ciudad y se dirigía a la playa de la Malvarrosa. En ese espacio olvidó el protagonista la neurosis del padre, la tortura de una educación religiosa, la sordidez de aquel tiempo. Desde el fondo de la adolescencia llegó a Valencia un día en que todos los escaparates de las pastelerías exhibían la imagen del general Franco confeccionada a base de frutas confitadas. »Cualquier héroe tiene que hacer un viaje para encontrarse a sí mismo. El viaje de iniciación entre la adolescencia y la juventud el protagonista de este relato lo realiza en un tranvía hacia la playa de la Malvarrosa, donde la libertad fue conquistada y la inocencia quedó atrás junto con el bañador olvidado bajo un arbusto de adelfas.» Manuel Vicent La crítica ha dicho... «Se trata de una obra trabada por la inteligencia penetradora de quien ha querido hacer de un recuento parcial de su vida una novela de la memoria colectiva.» Robert Saladrigas, La Vanguardia «Sin nostalgias garbanceras ni de las otras, Manuel Vicent nos acerca la educación sentimental de una época. A ritmo perfecto de bolero. De escritor perfecto. De perfecto contador de historias.» Alfons Cervera, Levante «Manuel Vicent es un prosista lírico, un narrador de aromas, un metaforizador del costumbrismo, un realista de la prosa sonámbula. El autor nos recuerda en buena prosa la efímera, la dulce felicidad prohibida que hemos sido.» Luis Antonio de Villena, El Mundo «Manuel Vicent es la alegría contagiosa de tener algo que contar y contarlo magistralmente.» Justo Navarro, El País

De la literatura latinoamericana a la literatura (latinoamericana) mundial

Condiciones materiales, procesos y actores
Author: Jorge J. Locane
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110622114
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 253
View: 9815
What is World Literature? To answer this question, this book asks another one: How is it produced, that is, what are the material conditions, processes, and actors, which enable Latin-American Literature to circulate internationally and become (Latin-American) World Literature? Exploring the tension between literature for and of the world, the volume also intend to give visibility—and value as World Literature— to local forms of expression.

The Routledge Companion to World Literature

Author: Theo D'haen,David Damrosch,Djelal Kadir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136655751
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 522
View: 5708
In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field. Separated into four key sections, the volume covers: the history of World Literature through significant writers and theorists from Goethe to Said, Casanova and Moretti the disciplinary relationship of World Literature to areas such as philology, translation, globalization and diaspora studies theoretical issues in World Literature including gender, politics and ethics a global perspective on the politics of World Literature. The forty-eight outstanding contributors to this companion offer an ideal introduction to those approaching the field for the first time, or looking to further their knowledge of this extensive field.

The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature

Author: David Damrosch,Natalie Melas,Mbongiseni Buthelezi
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691132852
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 442
View: 6497
As comparative literature reshapes itself in today's globalizing age, it is essential for students and teachers to look deeply into the discipline's history and its present possibilities. The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature is a wide-ranging anthology of classic essays and important recent statements on the mission and methods of comparative literary studies. This pioneering collection brings together thirty-two pieces, from foundational statements by Herder, Madame de Staël, and Nietzsche to work by a range of the most influential comparatists writing today, including Lawrence Venuti, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Franco Moretti. Gathered here are manifestos and counterarguments, essays in definition, and debates on method by scholars and critics from the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, giving a unique overview of comparative study in the words of some of its most important practitioners. With selections extending from the beginning of comparative study through the years of intensive theoretical inquiry and on to contemporary discussions of the world's literatures, The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature helps readers navigate a rapidly evolving discipline in a dramatically changing world.

Institutions of World Literature

Writing, Translation, Markets
Author: Stefan Helgesson,Pieter Vermeulen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317565576
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
View: 9785
This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature may simultaneously function as an enabling and exclusionary world of its own. It starts from the observation that literature is never simply a given, but is always performatively and materially instituted by translators, publishers, academies and academics, critics, and readers, as well as authors themselves. This volume therefore substantiates, refines, as well as interrogates current approaches to world literature, such as those developed by David Damrosch, Pascale Casanova, and Emily Apter. Sections focus on the poetics of writers themselves, market dynamics, postcolonial negotiations of discrete archives of literature, and translation, engaging a range of related disciplines. The chapters contribute to a fresh understanding of how singular literary works become inserted in transnational systems and, conversely, how transnational and institutional dimensions of literature are inflected in literary works. Focusing its methodological and theoretical inquiries on a broad archive of texts spanning the triangle Europe-Latin America-Africa, the volume unsettles North America as the self-evident vantage of recent world literature debates. Because of the volume’s focus on dialogues between world literature and fields such as postcolonial studies, translation studies, book history, and transnational studies, it will be of interest to scholars and students in a range of areas.

Approaches to World Literature

Author: Joachim Küpper
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3050064951
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 180
View: 1528
The present volume introduces new considerations on the topic of “World Literature”, penned by leading representatives of the discipline from the United States, India, Japan, the Middle East, England, France and Germany. The essays revolve around the question of what, specifically in today's rapidly globalizing world, may be the productive implications of the concept of World Literature, which was first developed in the 18th century and then elaborated on by Goethe. The discussions include problems such as different script systems with varying literary functions, as well as questions addressing the relationship between ethnic self-description and cultural belonging. The contributions result from a conference that took place at the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin, in 2012.

Reading World Literature

Theory, History, Practice
Author: Sarah Lawall
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292786379
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 380
View: 9403
As teachers and readers expand the canon of world literature to include writers whose voices traditionally have been silenced by the dominant culture, fundamental questions arise. What do we mean by "world"? What constitutes "literature"? Who should decide? Reading World Literature is a cumulative study of the concept and evolving practices of "world literature." Sarah Lawall opens the book with a substantial introduction to the overall topic. Twelve original essays by distinguished specialists run the gamut from close readings of specific texts to problems of translation theory and reader response. The sequence of essays develops from re-examinations of traditional canonical pieces through explorations of less familiar works to discussions of reading itself as a "literacy" dependent on worldview. Reading World Literature will open challenging new vistas for a wide audience in the humanities, from traditionalists to avant-garde specialists in literary theory, cultural studies, and area studies.

Modern literatures of the non-Western world

where the waters are born
Author: Jayana Clerk,Ruth Siegel
Publisher: Harpercollins College Div
Category: Education
Page: 1223
View: 5966