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Comparing the Literatures: Literary Studies in a Global Age

David Damrosch

Abstract

Literary studies are being transformed today by the expansive and disruptive forces of globalization. More works than ever circulate worldwide in English and in translation, and even national traditions are increasingly seen in transnational terms. To encompass this expanding literary universe, scholars and teachers need to expand their linguistic and cultural resources, rethink their methods and training, and reconceive the place of literature and criticism in the world. This book integrates comparative, postcolonial, and world-literary perspectives to offer a comprehensive overview of compar ... More

Keywords: literary studies, globalization, literary translation, comparative studies, literary analysis, comparison, literary theory, world literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691134994
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691134994.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Damrosch, author
Harvard University

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