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- DescriptionFocused on the relation between processes of globalization and literary genres, this volume intervenes in the prevalent tions of globalization, literary history, genre, and the vel. Using both close reading and world history, both literary criticism and political theory, the book is a timely intervention in the debates about world, postcolonial, and transnational literature as they have been intensified by critical globalization studies, world-systems analysis, Bourdieuan sociology, and cosmopolitanism studies. It contends that globalization, far from starting in recent decades, has a long and complex history, t unlike the history of literature itself, meaning that when we speak of globalization and literature, we in effect invoke the entire history of literature. Essays examine literary genres in relation to broader historical processes, connecting the present state of globalization to such key world-historic events as the early modern geographical and scientific explorations, the Enlightenment, the expansions of modernity in the long nineteenth and twentieth centuries, postmodernity and postcoloniality, and contemporary counter-hegemonic movements. The book offers invative readings of the pastoral from Saint-Pierre to Carpentier; the vel in Kant and Wieland, and in Diderot and Marx; travel writing from Verne to Cortazar; sports writing in James and Kahn; entrelacement in Bola, Ghosh, and Soderbergh; and also the Mozambican ghost story, Indian genre fiction, fake autobiographies, Sephardic language memoirs, the postcolonial Gothic, Irish chick lit, and counter-hegemonic vels. Making important theoretical contributions to a renewed discussion about genre, especially genres of narrative fiction, this volume addresses global studies, the history of the vel, and debates over periodization and nationalism in literary history.
- Author BiographyJernej Habjan is Research Fellow at the Literary Institute of the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia. Fabienne Imlinger is Research Associate in the research training group Globalization and Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication04/11/2015
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Series TitleRoutledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note10 black & white illustrations, 9 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
- Weight544 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byFabienne Imlinger,Jernej Habjan
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