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Seeing through the concept of World Literature

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Less concerned with the concept of World Literature than with the promise and perils of conceptualization, this essay considers what experiencing some forms of writing as world literature might involve. Using J.M. Coetzee’s In the Heart of the Country (1977) as an illustrative example, it addresses questions of circulation, translation, writing systems, book history, and literary geography in the context of recent academic debates about world literary studies. It concludes by revisiting Rabin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Brill
Journal:
Journal of World Literature More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
13-34
Publication date:
2019-03-06
Acceptance date:
2019-01-06
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EISSN:
2405-6480
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
957846
Local pid:
pubs:957846
Deposit date:
2020-06-29

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