World Literature in Theory

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World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today.

  • Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature
  • Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak
  • Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading
  • Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study

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World Literature in Theory is a definitive exploration ofthe pressing questions facing those studying world literaturetoday.  This reader brings together more than 30 essays by themost influential scholars in world literature.  The essaysallow students to consider important questions, including: How dowe gain an adequate grounding in multiple cultures?  How do wemake intelligent choices about what to read?  How do we avoidskimming the surface of complex works that must be read intranslation?  How do we avoid a simple projection of our owncultures and values on the wider world?  How do we negotiatethe changing cultural, political, and economic landscape of thetexts and ourselves? 

This collection brings together important theoretical essays byJohann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, FrancoMoretti, Jorge Luis Borges, Gayatri Spivak, and more.  Thecoverage is split into four parts; they examine the origins andseminal formulations of world literature, world literature in theage of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, andlocalized versions of world literature. Damrosch providessubstantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotatedbibliography for further reading.  Without shying away fromthe subject’s inherent complexities, this reader allowsstudents to understand, articulate, and debate the most importantissues in this rapidly changing field of study.

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David Damrosch is Professor and Department Chair ofComparative Literature at Harvard University. He is the foundinggeneral editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of WorldLiterature (2004), the editor of Teaching WorldLiterature (2009), and co-editor of the Princeton Sourcebookin Comparative Literature (2009). He is also the author ofHow to Read World Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) andThe Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic ofGilgamesh (2007). His current research projects include a bookon the discipline of comparative literature and a book on the roleof global scripts in the formation of national literatures. He is the founding director of the Institute for World Literatureat Harvard University.

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