Spectres of world literature

Graham, James and Deckard, Sharae and Niblett, Michael (2012) Spectres of world literature. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 48 (5). pp. 465-471. ISSN 1744-9855

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Abstract

Over the last twenty years the idea of an ever more integrated ‘global village’ has become received wisdom. The impact on traditional academic disciplines in the humanities has been profound. In seeking to engage with the changes in the world system usually ranged under the banner of ‘globalization’, the fields of postcolonial, world and comparative literature have extended the scope of metropolitan literary studies. Yet all too often this has been to the detriment of inter- or multi-disciplinary research attentive to the structural inequalities underlying the production and reception of literary texts in what Franco Moretti (2000) has called the ‘world literary system’. This article counters the triumphalist discourse of globalization by seeking to recalibrate the field of world literature from a materialist postcolonial perspective.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 16447
Depositing User: James Graham
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 15:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16447

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