COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AROUND THE WORLD: GLOBAL PRACTICE

Edited by Eugene Eoyang, Gang Zhou and Jonathan Hart


Comparative Literature Around the World: Global Practice is a collection of essays that describes what comparatists do, globally, rather than prescribes what comparatists should be. This volume of descriptive essays is important for understanding how Comparative Literature has been practiced around the world. Three essays discuss Comparative Literature in European countries (France, Germany and Sweden) while twelve essays examine countries from five other continents (Turkey, Persian/Arabian Gulf, Iran, Georgia/Russia, India, China, Japan, U.S., Canada, Brazil, Morocco, and New Zealand). This book provides a survey of Comparative Literature to give some global perspectives rather than engage in the unending dialogue about what this discipline is. Unlike many other books in the field, this collection pays attention to cultures, in often multilingual countries, where literary study was Comparative Literature avant la lettre. Europe made a substantial contribution to Comparative Literature as a discipline in a European context. The initial development of Comparative Literature in non-Western countries was often more about crosscultural and cross-civilizational readings and writings practiced by writers and intellectuals. In the U.S., Comparative Literature departments have been the incubators of sub-disciplines, such as postcolonial studies, women’s studies, film studies. This collection combines these and other elements in a global perspective.

Eugene Eoyang is Professor Emeritus of English, Translation and the Humanities at Lingnan University, as well as Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages & Cultures at Indiana University.

Gang Zhou is Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University.

Jonathan Locke Hart (Shandong University/University of Toronto/Harvard University, Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada) is a poet, literary scholar and historian. He is the author of many essays, articles and books, including Aristotle and His Afterlife : Rhetoric, Poetics and Comparison. Paris, Champion, 2019.




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EditeurHONORE CHAMPION
CollectionBIBLIOTHEQUE DE LITTERATURE GENERALE ET COMPAREE
Format15,5 X 23,5 CM
No dans la collection0167
Nombre de volume1
Nombre de pages260
Type de reliureBROCHÉ
Date de publication22/02/2021
Lieu d'éditionPARIS
ISBN9782745354693
EAN139782745354693

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