‘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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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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