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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 403–425.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Katerina Clark Abstract A major lacuna in Pascale Casanova’s account of world literature in her World Republic of Letters is the Soviet venture into establishing a “world literature” ( mirovaia literatura ) to be centered not in Paris but in Moscow. This aim was most actively pursued between...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 441–464.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Eleni Coundouriotis Abstract The African novel has had an uneasy relationship with world literature, but a way to locate the historical novel in world literature lies in the emphatic turn of African fiction to the historical novel. Positing a temporality of a decolonization not yet achieved...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 225–251.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Ben Etherington Abstract This essay revisits critical-humanist approaches to literary totality that have largely been sidelined during the recent revival of world literature studies. While there has been no shortage of defenses of close reading in the face of distant reading and other positivist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (4): 512–513.
Published: 01 December 1950
... and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1949. Pp. xiv + 206. $4.00. New World Literature: Tradition and Revolt in Latin America. By ARTURO TORRES-RIOSECO.Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press, 1949. Pp. v + 250. $3.75. Rub& Dario : Antologia Poe‘tica...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 141–149.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine; B. Venkat Mani Caroline Levine is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an editor of the newly revised Norton Anthology of World Literature (2012) and author of two books: The Serious Pleasures of Suspense: Victorian Realism and Narrative...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 151–170.
Published: 01 June 2013
...David Damrosch This essay considers the shifting valences of “world” and “literature” in the American academic context of the past half century. The first part of the essay, which takes up the debates during the 1950s and 1960s on the teaching of world literature in translation, looks particularly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Caroline Levine Many scholars have embraced world literature as a project to understand literature’s role in a large-scale story of global inequality. Yet critics have paid remarkably little attention to one of the most unevenly distributed of the world’s resources: literacy itself. For most...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 June 2013
...B. Venkat Mani This essay addresses a major gap in the recent scholarship on world literature: the neglect of libraries and print cultural institutions to determine world-literary circulation and reception. Mani makes a case for the dual role of libraries as instrumental to and as instruments...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 277–292.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Paulo de Medeiros World literature can be seen as one of Friedrich Nietzsche’s “good things,” a great idealization of the capacities of the human spirit and at the same time a fierce contest for power and dominance. In this contest the question of minor literature invariably surfaces in relation...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 293–306.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Djelal Kadir This essay explores three aspects of the phenomenon of world literature in its resurgence in critical discourse: (1) world literature as allophone, or as heteroglossic alterity emanating from discrete geographic points with particular and would-be exclusive traditions; (2) world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2015) 76 (3): 305–331.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to color world literature by crafting a transnational literary canon grounded in the idea of colored solidarity and explicitly opposed to racism and imperialism. His commitment to colored cosmopolitanism led him, however, to a stale ventriloquism that was itself a form of colonization. Claiming dominion...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 345–367.
Published: 01 September 2016
... a quantitatively scaled-up approach, rather than reinforcing an image of global textual flows as singular and monolithic, illuminates world literature as a system constituted by patterns of divergence in structure and of difference in sameness. Copyright © 2016 by University of Washington 2016 world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 June 2007
...David Damrosch University of Washington 2007 David Damrosch is professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University and is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003) and The Buried Book...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2010) 71 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Wang Ning Although the term world literature encompasses texts composed in multiple languages, translation makes possible a body of literature from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds that circulates in international critical discourse and is broadly recognized as world literature. Thus...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 197–215.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Azade Seyhan This essay investigates what differentiates the idea and practice of world literature(s) from those of national literatures, exile literature, and transnational or cosmopolitan literature. It identifies provincialism, Europolitanism, and the separation of literature and history...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Peter Höyng In Beethoven’s last symphony one encounters a prototype in which music serves as a powerful catalyst for literature. It is his music that transported Schiller’s poem “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) beyond its temporal, linguistic, and geographic origin. If one dubs this phenomenon “world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2007) 68 (2): 173–193.
Published: 01 June 2007
... with Freedom: Indonesia after Suharto (2007). He is writing a comparative study of Javanese, Dutch, and Malay literature during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and a book on identity and freedom in Southeast Asia. Locating Indonesian Literature in the World Tony Day n 1975 the Indonesian...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (2): 227–229.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Jocelyne Kolb Translating the World: Toward a New History of German Literature around 1800 . By Birgit Tautz . University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press , 2018 . xii + 266 pp. Copyright © 2019 by University of Washington 2019 Translating the World is a handsome...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2003) 64 (2): 239–254.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Heritage: British Histories of English Literature since World War II Herbert Grabes ’m still hoping that yesterday will get better.”1 If the German histo- Irian Jörn Rüsen recently used this line from Peanuts to characterize the hope of historians, I assume that improving the image...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (2): 192–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Brook Thomas Still the New World: American Literature in a Culture of Creative Destruction . By Philip Fisher. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999. 290 pp. © 2001 University of Washington 2001 MLQ 62.2-04 Reviews 4/20/01 3:02 PM Page 189 Reviews...