The Routledge Companion to World Literature by Theo D'haen, David Damrosch, Djelal Kadir

By Theo D'haen, David Damrosch, Djelal Kadir

In the age of globalization, the class of "World Literature" is more and more vital to educational instructing and learn. The Routledge significant other to global Literature bargains a accomplished pathway into this burgeoning and renowned box.

Separated into 4 key sections, the amount covers:

  • the historical past of worldwide Literature via major writers and theorists from Goethe to stated, Casanova and Moretti
  • the disciplinary dating of worldwide Literature to parts resembling philology, translation, globalization and diaspora studies
  • theoretical matters in global Literature together with gender, politics and ethics
  • a worldwide point of view on the politics of global Literature.

The forty-eight outstanding participants to this significant other provide an awesome advent to these imminent the sphere for the 1st time, or seeking to additional their wisdom of this vast field.

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The Routledge Companion to World Literature

Within the age of globalization, the class of "World Literature" is more and more vital to educational educating and study. The Routledge spouse to global Literature bargains a entire pathway into this burgeoning and well known box. Separated into 4 key sections, the quantity covers: the historical past of worldwide Literature via major writers and theorists from Goethe to acknowledged, Casanova and Moretti the disciplinary courting of worldwide Literature to components comparable to philology, translation, globalization and diaspora experiences theoretical matters in global Literature together with gender, politics and ethics a world standpoint on the politics of global Literature.

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Berczik, A. (1967) “Zur Entwicklung des Begriffs ‘Weltliteratur’ und Anfänge der Vergleichenden Literaturgeschichte,” Acta germanica et romanica, 2: 3–22. Bohnenkamp, A. (2000) “Rezeption der Rezeption: Goethes Entwurf einer ‘Weltliteratur’ im Kontext seiner Zeitschrift ‘Über Kunst und Altertum,’” in B. Beutler and A. ) Spuren, Signaturen, Spiegelungen: Zur Goethe-Rezeption in Europa, Cologne: Böhlau, pp. 187–205. Casanova, P. (2004) The World Republic of Letters, trans. B. DeBevoise, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Meltzl’s journal is often alluded to in discussions of the early history of Comparative Literature, but (with the notable exception of a collection of essays edited by Horst Fassel in 2005) the journal’s substantial output of 212 issues has rarely been examined directly. Fassel himself has commented that it is almost impossible for scholars in most locations to attempt a study of the journal, as few libraries contain any copies at all, and only a handful of libraries have anything approaching a complete set (Fassel 2002: 299).

Published in the revolutionary year 1848, his two-volume Geschichte der deutschen Sprache was explicitly intended to demonstrate linguistically the true unity of “our unnaturally divided fatherland,” as he put it in a dedication to Georg Gottfried Gervinus, the most important German literary historian of his day. A strong advocate for national unity, Gervinus had inspired Grimm by constructing literary history as the history of a nation without visible borders, an emphasis signaled in the title of his monumental five-volume Geschichte der poetischen Nationallitteratur der Deutschen (1835–42).

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