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Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... In a close reading of David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten that uses Benedict Anderson’s formal categories, this chapter examines what happens to the novel form when the novelistic imagination goes global and acquires a networked orientation, when it is no longer analogous to imagining a nation...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
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By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... Weltliteratur chronotope globe novel worlds nonmimetic realisms ...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... This chapter excavates a literary genealogy of the term world and examines its valence for thinking about world literature in our global age. It also unravels the complex relation between the empirical world picture around 1989 and the novel worlds explored in the book in order to foreground...
Book Chapter

By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
...World This chapter excavates a literary genealogy of the term world and examines its valence for thinking about world literature in our global age. It also unravels the complex relation between the empirical world picture around 1989 and the novel worlds explored in the book in order...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... The staged and stagy microworlds of murder mysteries resemble bureaucratic comedies. These stand-alone and repeatable artworks make the world of modern office work appear in the world. It makes a world of repeatable motions plausible. Agatha Christie’s novel, Appointment with Death...
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... work appear in the world. It makes a world of repeatable motions plausible. Agatha Christie’s novel, Appointment with Death , is a virtual blueprint of the media union of modern society. In effect, systems theory through the shortcut of kitsch. The recent novels of Tom McCarthy-- particularly...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This chapter is about the author’s relationship to Bollywood films. The narrative focuses on interviews with the Hindi film actor Manoj Bajpai (who starred in the hit film Satya) and the way in which Bajpai entered the world of the author’s novel Home Products (later published in the United...
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By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... also bookend the rise and decline of liberalism that has been the ideological cornerstone of much of the modern world and a powerful shaping force of the novel in the modern age. 1989 digital hyperconnectivity liberalism human rights eighteenth-century novel ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter is a study of Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide as an exploration of the degradation of the subaltern world of the Sundarbans by state and local government projects of modernization and international wildlife preservation movements. It argues that although the novel has faith...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 08 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374947-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7494-7
... This essay addresses the ideological work of aurality in two now-classic novels that chronicle the last days of the British Empire and the emergence of Indian nationalism: E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924) and Rabindranath Tagore’s The Home and the World (1919). Both novels make...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... revolution This chapter is a study of Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide as an exploration of the degradation of the subaltern world of the Sundarbans by state and local government projects of modernization and international wildlife preservation movements. It argues that although the novel has faith...
Published: 12 October 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374978-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7497-8
... professional careers. These novels helped her to construct a sense of the kind of person she wanted to be and what she wanted to do with her life, as well as to come to terms with ongoing distressing issues in her own family for which she could find no solution in the real world. Zakira Begam Urdu...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372899-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7289-9
... In Rio de Janeiro in the latter half of the 1910s, a craze for imported serial films fostered new practices of film consumption, novel conceptions of cinema’s defining characteristics, and fresh ambitions for local film production. The popularity of serial films and their tie-in novelizations...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... of famine, civil war, and recipients of aid. The novel transforms Marcel Mauss’s theory of the gift by exploring the phenomenological dimension of giving—the opening of a world—and how storytelling is an ethical form of reciprocal giving. Western humanitarianism is based on an idea of philanthropy...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... The epilogue explores why postcolonial world literature is fascinated with the story despite the fact that the novel is the dominant mode of narrative. Based on a reading of Ninotchka Rosca’s State of War and Timothy Mo’s Renegade , it argues with the help of Benjamin’s account...
Published: 08 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
...Stationary Carousels and Chain Letters<subtitle>The Ego-Technic Media of the Official World</subtitle> This chapter sets out the infrastructure of the official world: its staging media and anthropotechnics. It sets outs the “vicarious life” of the official world and the interactive...
Published: 08 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374459-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7445-9
... of reality that one for a moment takes as real and that collapses when exposed. The sudden collapse of the Berlin wall, triggered by a media confusion, serves as one example. The novels of Agatha Christie—the most popular writer in world history—provide another. Berlin Wall Practical Jokes Gerd...
Book Chapter

By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... 1989 digital hyperconnectivity liberalism human rights eighteenth-century novel ...
Book Chapter

By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4