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Re-mapping World Literature

Writing, Book Markets and Epistemologies between Latin America and the Global South / Escrituras, mercados y epistemologías entre América Latina y el Sur Global

Ed. by Müller, Gesine / Locane, Jorge J. / Loy, Benjamin

Funded by European Research Council (ERC)

Series:Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo 1

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    March 2018
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    Aims and Scope

    How can we talk about World Literature if we do not actually examine the world as a whole? Research on World Literature commonly focuses on the dynamics of a western center and a southern periphery, ignoring the fact that numerous literary relationships exist beyond these established constellations of thinking and reading within the Global South.

    Re-Mapping World Literature suggests a different approach that aims to investigate new navigational tools that extend beyond the known poles and meridians of current literary maps. Using the example of Latin American literatures, this study provides innovative insights into the literary modeling of shared historical experiences, epistemological crosscurrents, and book market processes within the Global South which thus far have received scant attention. The contributions to this volume, from renowned scholars in the fields of World and Latin American literatures, assess travelling aesthetics and genres, processes of translation and circulation of literary works, as well as the complex epistemological entanglements and shared worldviews between Latin America, Africa and Asia.

    A timely book that embraces highly innovative perspectives, it will be a must-read for all scholars involved in the field of the global dimensions of literature.


    vi, 326 pages
    English, Spanish
    Type of Publication:
    World Literature; Latin American literatures; Book markets; Global South
    Scholars of Comparative Literature, Romance Studies, Translation Studies, Cultural Studies, Latin American Literature

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    Gesine Müller; Jorge J. Locane; Benjamin Loy, University of Cologne, Germany.

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