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Novel (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Janice Ho Gloria Fisk , Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature ( Columbia UP , 2018 ), 280 pp., cloth, $60.00 . Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 The title of Gloria Fisk's monograph is somewhat deceptive. Seemingly a throwback to a fast-disappearing species...
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Novel (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 (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., or theater, which then exert a decisive influence on the literary texts in which they are embedded (4–5). This reorientation of universalism allows us to think differently about two of its most renowned examples—namely, democracy and world literature. Rather than regard the European parliamentary democratic...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
... literature into the mechanism of the world literary system, writers and translators transformed localism into an assimilable cult of culture. By looking at the shift of value in Chinese literature in the 1980s in relation to a change of consciousness in Euro-American literary culture in the same period...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that 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 (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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...
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Novel (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 (2012) 45 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2012
... . Position paper . What Can Reading Do? Forum . Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University , Durham, NC . 29 Apr. 2011 . Damrosch David . What Is World Literature? Princeton : Princeton UP , 2003 . Sommer Doris . Proceed with Caution, When Engaged with Minority Writing...
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Novel (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 (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... represents a worldliness, maturity, and sophistication that contrast with Jason's naive, parochial Englishness. Without adequate training in European languages and literature, Jason can never go beyond the familiar, boring world of Worcestershire: as Madame Crommelynck warns him, “speaking one language only...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... this might be true of American writing, I would argue that a consideration of international fiction produces different results. American creative writing programs produce international writers who are often compelled to identify themselves as allies to the concept of “world literature.” 14 This is hardly...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to zero in on one influential book— Pascale Casanova 's The World Republic of Letters . Casanova 's skepticism about one kind of “literary globalization” takes the form of familiar disdain for “airport literature” that is essentially kitsch modernism, books that dress up tired plots with self-conscious...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 of Negritude and black...