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 very important to educational educating and learn. The Routledge better half to international Literature deals a finished pathway into this burgeoning and renowned box.

Separated into 4 key sections, the quantity covers:

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

The forty-eight outstanding participants to this significant other provide an awesome advent to these coming near near the sector for the 1st time, or trying to extra 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 learn. The Routledge significant other to global Literature bargains a entire pathway into this burgeoning and renowned box. Separated into 4 key sections, the amount covers: the historical past of global Literature via major writers and theorists from Goethe to stated, Casanova and Moretti the disciplinary courting of worldwide Literature to components similar to philology, translation, globalization and diaspora reviews theoretical matters in global Literature together with gender, politics and ethics a world viewpoint on the politics of worldwide Literature.

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For Brassai, the young discipline of comparative literature was a logical extension of his work in comparative philology, not only in name but in cultural-political outlook. The new literary journal would combat the jingoistic nationalism often prominent in the work of Germanic philologists such as Jacob Grimm. A major developer of scientific philology (“Grimm’s Law” identified key sound shifts between the classical and the Germanic languages), Grimm was also an ardent nationalist, which in his context meant taking a liberal stance against the often repressive rulers of the small principalities into which Germany was then divided.

One must also regard the continued relevance of Weltliteratur as stemming from parallels between 1820s Germany and the present day. Partly through ruthless oppression in the wake of the Congress of Vienna but also because of war weariness after decades of martial conflict ending only with the vanquishing of Napoleon, nationalism gave way briefly to a spirit of cosmopolitan intellectual exchange that faded in the 1830s and became ascendant once again only after the end of the Second World War. Technological, infrastructure, and transportation improvements also played a major role then and now 10 JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE in creating the conditions for Weltliteratur in the 1820s and in our own time.

91–132. 2. Søren Kierkegaard (1877), vol. 2, pp. 249–418. , Søren Kierkegaard (1879). 3. “Hyppolite Taine” (1893), vol. 7, pp. 53–64. , “Hyppolyte Taine,” in Essais Choisis (1914), pp. 77–99. 4. “Det store Menneske, Kulturens Kilde” (1890), vol. 12, pp. 3–22. , Le Grand Homme. Origine et fin de la civilisation (1903). 5. “Verdenslitteratur” (1899), vol. 12, pp.

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