Haun Saussy's Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization PDF

By Haun Saussy

As a tutorial self-discipline outfitted upon Enlightenment suggestion and a sophisticated worldview―not grounded within the literary culture of any unmarried language or nation―comparative literature has benefited from normal reexamination of its easy ideas and practices. the yank Comparative Literature organization 1993 record at the kingdom of the self-discipline, ready lower than the management of Charles Bernheimer, excited by the effect of multiculturalism as an idea reworking literary and cultural stories. That document and the full of life responses it generated, released jointly as Comparative Literature within the Age of Multiculturalism, provided a accomplished survey of comparative feedback within the 1990s.

In the 1st decade of the twenty-first century, globalization has emerged as a defining paradigm in approximately each region of human task. This newest record from the ACLA demonstrates that comparative severe concepts at the present time offers precise insights into the world's changing―and, more and more, colliding―cultures. Incorporating a fair wider diversity of voices than had its predecessor, the record examines how the (or fable) of globalization in all its modes and moods, affirms or undercuts the intuitions of comparative literature; how international literatures even if noticeable as utopian undertaking or as lecture room perform, intersect with the canons and interpretive kinds of nationwide literatures, and the way fabric stipulations of perform similar to language, media, heritage, gender, and tradition seem below the stipulations of the current moment.

Responding to the common assaults opposed to modern literary experiences, Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization establishes the ongoing power of the self-discipline and its rigorous highbrow engagement with the problems dealing with present day international society.

Contributors: Emily Apter, Christopher Braider, Marshall Brown, Jonathan Culler, David Damrosch, Caroline Eckhardt, Caryl Emerson, David Ferris, Gail Finney, Roland Greene, Linda Hutcheon, Djelal Kadir, Françoise Lionnet, Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Richard Rorty, Haun Saussy, Katie Trumpener, Steven Ungar, Zhang Longxi

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It may be the best decision a hardpressed dean can make. But the history of the appointment and its larger context give it its main significance. Is the job on a tenure line? Does it replace a job (or more than one job) in nationalliteratures? Is the teaching oriented toward electives, degree requirements, or courses for majors? What are the opportunities for research? The continued existence of comparative literature in hard times is reason for celebration, Exquisite Cadavers Stitched ji"Oln Fresh Nightmares 31 but ever more moderate celebration if it turns out that we are gaining at the expense of the sister disciplines that make our metadiscipline possible.

It is hard-awkward, counterintuitive-to persuade them to go to the library, pull out a few books, read them, and take notes: why would anyone do that? The world according to Google is vast (and getting vaster a11 the time, now that whole libraries are being scanned into its database) and instantly searchable a11 the way to its farthest recesses. But the intellectuallandscape it looks out on is flat: far flatter, indeed, than the flattened hierarchies that knowledge industry corporations were supposed to build for themselves through spontaneous organization.

Thus, the meaning of comparative literature changes as the frame of reference shifts; although people share a disciplinary space, that space is organized differently for each. We are fortunate to inhabit a multipolar profession; the times make it a contrarian model. " 73 Communication works in the same way as power transmission, equalizing the charge on all points of its system, seeking a point of rest. ) The ethnographer brings back information from remote peo- 28 Hawl Saussy pIes, dissolving the boundaries that separate them from others by translation as much as by overcoming the hardships and dangers of travel, and also leaves something of himself with the people investigated.

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