There is no doubt that World Literature. A Reader will prove to be a must for years to come in the class room and the library. Its both rich and provocative selection of texts from the last 200 years brings new perspectives into a world of globalized cultures. Svend Erik Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark This is an important and timely collection. The editors have provided a genuinely international map of key writings in this expanding subject that is changing the face of literary studies in our age. It will be invaluable to students around the world. Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick, UK This finely edited volume brings together classical texts of world literature, but distinguishes itself by devoting half of its pages to work written in the past ten yearsThe present volume will do much to bring the era of world literature within our reach. Martin Puchner, Harvard University, USA
Theo Dhaen is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at K.U. Leuven University, Belgium and has also worked in Holland, France and America. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Review, and President of FILLM (Fdration Internationale de Langues et Littratures Modernes) 2008-2012. Csar Domnguez is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He is a member of boards of the Spanish Comparative Literature Association and the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies, Chair of the ICLA Research Committee, and member of the ICLA Coordinating Committee and the Academia Europaea. Mads Rosendahl Thomsen is Asscociate Professor in Comparative Literature at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the author of Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures.
1. Origen, progresos y estado actual de toda la literatura Juan Andrs 2. On World Literature J. W. Goethe 3. The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels 4. Present Tasks of Comparative Literature Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz 5. Weltlitteratur Georg Brandes 6. World Literature and Its Place in General Culture Richard Moulton 7. Weltliteratur und Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte Fritz Strich 8. Preface to World Literature Albert Gurard 9. Philology and Weltliteratur Erich Auerbach 10. On the Integrity of Our Planning Werner P. Friederich 11. Writing Histories of World Literature Jan C. Brandt Corstius 12. Faut-il rviser la notion de Weltliteratur? Ren tiemble 13. Dialectics of Historical Development of National and World Literature Irina Grigorevna Neupokoyeva 14. A Footnote to Weltliteratur George Steiner 15. The Reemergence of World Literature A. Owen. Aldridge 16. The Tao and the Logos Longxi Zhang17. The Challenge of Comparative Literature Claudio Guilln 18. World Literature as a Target Literary-Historical Category Dionz uriin 19. Conjectures on World Literature & More Conjectures Franco Moretti 20. World Literature and Global Theory: Comparative Literature for the New Millennium Vilashini Cooppan 21. What is World Literature? David Damrosch 22. Death of a Discipline Gayatri Ch. Spivak 23. World Literature and World Politics: In Search of a Research Agenda Gerard Holden 24. Anthologizing "World Literature" Sarah Lawall 25. Global Literature and Technologies of Recognition Shu-Mei Shih 26. Literature as a World Pascale Casanova 27. Die Weltliteratur Milan Kundera 28. The Scale of World Literature Nirvana Tanoukhi 29. Canonization and World Literature: the Nobel Experience Horace Engdahl 30. The Globalization of the Novel and the Novelization of the Global: A Critique of World Literature Mariano Siskind