A Companion to Comparative Literature

A Companion to Comparative Literature

Editor(s): Ali Behdad, Dominic Thomas

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011 05:07AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405198790

Online ISBN: 9781444342789

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342789

About this Book

A Companion to Comparative Literature presents a collection of more than thirty original essays from established and emerging scholars, which explore the history, current state, and future of comparative literature.

  • Features over thirty original essays from leading international contributors
  • Provides a critical assessment of the status of literary and cross-cultural inquiry
  • Addresses the history, current state, and future of comparative literature
  • Chapters address such topics as the relationship between translation and transnationalism, literary theory and emerging media, the future of national literatures in an era of globalization, gender and cultural formation across time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora studies, and other experimental approaches to literature and culture

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Roadmaps

  2. Part II: Theoretical Directions

  3. Part III: Disciplinary Intersections

  4. Part IV: Linguistic Trajectories

  5. Part V: Postcolonial Mobilities

  6. Part VI: Global Connections

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