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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...
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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: 05 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059103-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5910-3
... This chapter is a close reading of Maryse Condé's novel I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem . In particular, I read Condé's novel as proposing a method of subjunctive reading attuned to deictic specificity, a method that I elaborate in the rest of the book. Taking as my point of departure...
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
Book Chapter

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

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

By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... This chapter explores the provenance of the novel in our hypervisual and multimedia age. It argues that contemporary novels are now self-consciously intermedial in that they actively work into their formal structures and modes of address phenomenologies of apperception that far exceed the medium...