Across Literary and Linguistic Diversities: Essays on Comparative Literature by Madhu SahniAcross Literary and Linguistic Diversities: Essays on Comparative Literature by Madhu Sahni

Across Literary and Linguistic Diversities: Essays on Comparative Literature

EditorMadhu Sahni, Mazumdar Shaswati

Paperback | August 18, 2014

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Comparative literary studies face new challenges today in a world marked by the migration of people, languages, ideas and texts across diverse and increasingly porous borders. The field is restricted by conventional notions of comparativism born in the era of nationalism and colonialism. However, scholars are now provoked to rethink these notions as a result of the social, economic and political forces that drive the contemporary world, which simultaneously draw it into an ever tighter global network and create new, or reassert persisting, lines of division.
What are the conceptual and methodological questions that must engage our attention if comparativism, as recent debates suggest, has to revive its critical potential and chart afresh the future of literary studies? The essays in this volume attempt to rethink comparison in this context through theoretical reflections and concrete comparative analyses. They investigate similarities and differences, connections and references, across diverse literary and linguistic cultures in Indian, German and other European literatures.
This volume is the 2014 Yearbook of the Goethe Society of India.
Title:Across Literary and Linguistic Diversities: Essays on Comparative LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:August 18, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:303431759X

ISBN - 13:9783034317597


Table of Contents

Contents: Romit Roy: ‘Weltliteratur’ heute. Begriffswandel im Zeichen neuer Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten – Dorothee Kimmich: Myths of culture: Notes on theory and practice of transculturality – Dirk Wiemann: World literary spacing: Contemporary verse novels across the Anglosphere – Judhajit Sarkar: ‘Doing’ comparativism: Some reflections on the works of two Indian comparatists – Soma Mukherjee: ‘World Literature’ and the methodology of Comparative Literature: An analysis – Julia Afifi: Handelsgeschäfte und Revolte. Indien-Bezüge in Ludwig Tiecks Novelle Des Lebens Überflüß – Vaibhav Abnave: The location of the spiritual: Narcissus in an early fragment of Mahesh Elkunchwar – Anu Pande: Von gewalttätigen Vätern und systematischer Gewalt. Bernward Vespers Die Reise und Bret Easton Elllis’ Lunar Park – Jyoti Sabharwal: Das Erinnern und das Schreiben über das Fremde in der Fremde in einem komparatistischen Rahmen. Die Literarische Welt, Erinnerungen – Swati Acharya: Die Bilder der Macht und die Macht der Bilder. Muslime als indische Minderheit im Spiegel der Politik und des Kinos – Shambhavi Prakash: Gegensätze in Ingeborg Bachmanns Der Gute Gott von Manhattan.