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By Ali Behdad, Dominic Thomas (editors)

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A better half to Comparative Literature offers a set of greater than thirty unique essays from proven and rising students, which discover the historical past, present kingdom, and way forward for comparative literature.Features over thirty unique essays from major overseas participants presents a severe evaluation of the prestige of literary and cross-cultural inquiry Addresses the background, present country, and way forward for comparative literature Chapters deal with such subject matters because the courting among translation and transnationalism, literary thought 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 experiences, and different experimental techniques to literature and tradition

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Said, 2003: pp. xxxii) Its generosity notwithstanding, Said’s reading has the effect of subjectivizing Auerbach’s work, leaving open the question of the historicality of Auerbach’s comparative undertaking. As Auerbach tells us in the Epilogue, the composition of Mimesis took place in the city of Istanbul. Said’s incisive comments on this locale of Auerbach’s exile are worth citing at length: To any European trained principally, as Auerbach was, in medieval and renaissance Roman literatures, Istanbul does not simply connote a place outside Europe.

This is nowhere more present than in Comparative Literature’s pursuit of the world as a place of boundless promise when in fact that pursuit is only a more extensive expression of an imprecise methodological task, namely, comparison, that is present across the humanities at large but whose effects are concentrated to an extraordinary degree within Comparative Literature. Having said this, it should also be pointed out A Companion to Comparative Literature, First Edition. Edited by Ali Behdad and Dominic Thomas.

New York: Columbia University Press. Žižek, Slavoj. (2003). The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity. Cambridge: MIT Press. Žižek, Slavoj. (1999). 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).

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