‘Shakespeare in Swaziland’

Edward Wilson-Lee presents us with a vast tracing of Shakespeare as global poetry in Africa, in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Shakespeare in Swaziland: In Search of a Global Poet Author: Edward Wilson-Lee, Fellow in English at the University of Cambridge Publisher: HarperCollins UK...

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Mufti’s ‘Forget English!’

Aamir Mufti scrutinizes world literature, arguing that in its borderless, global body of writings remains a dominant, expansive English.Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Forget English!: Orientalisms and World Literatures. Author: Aamir R. Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Publisher: Harvard University Press. Place: Cambridge, MA.Synopsis: The idea of...

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Gunn’s ‘Ideas to Live For’

Giles Gunn asks how our sense of the human might be reconstructed, not around suspicion or antipathy, but need of others. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Ideas to Live For: Toward a Global Ethics Author: Giles Gunn, Professor of Global Studies and English and Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies and Comparative Literature at the...

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‘Intimacies of Continents’

Lisa Lowe reads across archives and literatures in Europe, Africa, Asia, Americas to connect abolitionizing freedoms to empire expansions. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: The Intimacies of Four Continents. Author: Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University. Publisher: Duke University Press. Place: Durham, North Carolina. Description: In this uniquely interdisciplinary work,...

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‘Prose of the World’

Saikat Majumdar examines how the affective experience of colonialism shaped the aesthetics we now see as hallmarks of modernism, fiction particularly. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire. Author: Saikat Majumdar, Assistant Professor of English at Stanford University. Publisher: Columbia University Press. Place: New York,...

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Hoyos’ ‘Beyond Bolaño’

Hector Hoyos challenges world literature as a homogenizing literary endeavor, focusing on how globalizing Latin American authors innovated aspects of form, voice, perspective, representation. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title:  Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel. Author: Hector Hoyos, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at Stanford University. Publisher: Columbia University...

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Spivak’s ‘Readings’

Gayatri Spivak elaborates a mode of attention to and analysis of literature, writing, society that would form a utopia, political, futurist, planetary. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Readings. Author: Gayatri Spivak, University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Publisher: University of Chicago Press. Place: Chicago, Illinois. Description: In Readings,...

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