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By Ali Behdad, Dominic Thomas

A spouse to Comparative Literature provides a suite of greater than thirty unique essays from confirmed and rising students, which discover the heritage, present nation, and way forward for comparative literature.
• beneficial properties over thirty unique essays from major foreign participants
• offers a serious review of the prestige of literary and cross-cultural inquiry
• Addresses the historical past, present nation, and way forward for comparative literature
• Chapters deal with such subject matters because the dating among translation and transnationalism, literary idea and rising media, the way forward for nationwide literatures in an period of globalization, gender and cultural formation throughout time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora reports, and different experimental methods to literature and tradition.

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It is true that Comparative Literature is not the only field of study within the humanities that now engages in a reflection on it is own significance. As Haun Saussy 34 David Ferris has argued the triumph of Comparative Literature has been its replication within many of the fields of study that make up the humanities (see Saussy, 2006: pp. 3–5). While Saussy is referring to the presence across many fields in the humanities of two emphases that have defined Comparative Literature, theory and transnationalism, another symptomatic aspect of Comparative Literature has accompanied this proliferation: a questioning of what constitutes a field of study within the humanities when there no longer appears to be a limit to what can migrate from one field to another.

The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology. New York: Verso. 2 Why Compare? ) ten year reports on the discipline, I addressed the nature of this Association’s recurring series of reports as embodying a logic of indiscipline that afflicts not only this field of study but also, more generally, the humanities (Ferris). I fully intended not to return to the subject since it seemed to me then that this logic had become so entrenched that Comparative Literature was no longer capable of discerning the questions posed by its critical practice.

Auerbach, Erich. (1969). Philology and Weltliteratur. (Maire Said and Edward W. ). 1, 1–17. Auerbach, Erich. (1973). (Original work published, 1959). Scenes from the Drama of European Literature: Six Essays. (1973). ). Gloucester, Massachusetts: Peter Smith. Badiou, Alain. (2003). Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism. ). Stanford: Stanford University Press. Bernheimer, Charles, ed. (1995). Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Casanova, Pascale.

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