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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Carolyn Vellenga Berman What is the “world” in “world literature”? In publishing, as in literary criticism, this term often applies to the leftovers of the international literary market: works not drawn from the major national publishing markets. It signifies, in effect, “the rest of the world” or...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Lily Saint Abstract This essay challenges recent theories of world literature that argue that the global anglophone novel, in particular, instantiates empathic, ethical connection across and beyond nation-states. Taking cues from Teju Cole's Open City , it understands the urge to connect as a...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 216–239.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Youth . London: Secker, 2002 . Coetzee , J. M. Vers l’âge d’homme . [French translation of Youth] Trans. Catherine Lauga Du Plessis. Paris: Seuil, 2003 . Damrosch , David . What is World Literature? Princeton: Princeton UP, 2003 . Gikandi , Simon . “Globalization and...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ban Wang During his tenure in the Lu Xun Academy in Yan'an, the center of the Chinese Revolution, the novelist Zhou Libo ran a seminar on world literature. While teaching masterpieces of European novelists, Zhou developed a theory of the novel that inherited themes of liberal humanism and...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Krupa Shandilya Mufti Aamir , Forget English! Orientalisms and World Literatures ( Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2016 ), pp. 304, cloth, $35.00 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 In recent years, the field of comparative literature has seen the emergence of a new...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jonathan Arac Examining changes in the study of the novel since Novel began publication in 1967, this essay focuses on the current importance of world literature as a topic for debate and exploration and suggests that complex relationships with the study of postcolonial literature have helped to...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the once peripheral literature and cinema that conformed to Fredric Jameson's definition of Third World national allegories can now be read as symptoms of First World cultural production. This historical and aesthetic shift has made itself felt at the heart of Israeli daily life in the rearticulation...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...-world literatures in the twentieth century. Markandaya's career, with its demonstrably spectacular beginning and dismal end, helps us see the kind of nationalist postures that were tacitly or explicitly expected (by those in the western and the Indian literary, academic, and publishing worlds) of the...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... from the island of Cuba and its staples of tobacco, sugar, and scarce food—allows for a reconsideration of the role of objects in fiction both as stand-ins for social relations and as agents in their own right. In closing, the essay outlines three principles for a world literature infused with...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Madigan Haley This essay approaches the global as an ethos emergent within contemporary fiction, taking J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) as its primary example. Recent accounts of global or world literature have generally considered these solely as spheres of circulation, while dominant accounts of...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Ann duCille Treating the popular and academic discourse surrounding Toni Morrison's winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 as a case in point, this essay critiques the ways in which race and gender—“black” and “female”—have been used as loaded signifiers to limit, qualify, segregate, and...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... theoretical attempts to formulate global or world systems of literature. Drawing on Franco Moretti's recent call for us to “unlearn” our traditional literary training, they contend that novels defy any attempt to confine them to the boundaries of the individual work or a national tradition, raising basic...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... about how to live in an increasingly transnational and compressed global world. Ultimately, I aim to determine what this utterly new type of novel can and does say about literature, and from that to better understand Coetzee's thoughts on literature at this late stage in his career. © 2010 by Novel...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
... opens a world by unifying it and letting it be present and that which leads to the world's disappearance” (ibid.). But what is to be gained by substituting the “inhuman alterity of time” for the storm? We have seen that Cheah takes contemporary world literature theorists to task for reducing...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... literature after 9/11, they are never fully able to come to terms with the issues of class, poverty, empire, and religion they constantly evoke. While Falling Man and Saturday ask important questions about the place of literature in a post-9/11 world, both novels ultimately fail to assign a meaningful...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... understandable why the political was, for Sartre, an irrevocable presupposition. Two of his main examples of engaged literature, after all, are writings produced (a) during the radical reconstruction of political allegiances and party politics in the aftermath of World War II ( “Situation” ) and (b) on the topic...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 320–323.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the book with accounts of the figures of racialized sovereignty that dominate new world literature. He begins his account of sovereignty by recalibrating some of the basic metrics of analysis that have come to dominate transatlan- tic criticism. In a tradition of political discourse on...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... been the most powerful narrative tool by which we have made sense of the world—it is, to once again invoke Lukács, the only “major form of great epic literature” ( 56 ) that we know. And yet it is precisely the novel that is most threatened by an age in which the “maps of our possible paths” again...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... . Medovoi Leerom . “‘Terminal Crisis’: From the Worlding of American Literature to World-System Literature.” American Literary History 23 . 3 ( 2011 ): 643 – 59 . Melley Timothy . Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2000...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 304–307.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to engage the world in a way that seems to transcend the vulgar business of commercial life, readers have attributed to Austen, and to “literature” in her wake, an ability to discern a version of human existence separate from historical, economic, and political interests. Certainly this is not the...