Against World Literature: On the Politics of by Emily Apter

By Emily Apter

On the issues of translation in literary study.

opposed to global Literature: at the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature targeting the issues that emerge whilst large-scale paradigms of literary reviews forget about the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of these phrases which are constantly retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or specifically proof against substitution. within the position of “World Literature”—a dominant paradigm within the humanities, one grounded in market-driven notions of clarity and common appeal—Apter proposes a plurality of “world literatures” orientated round philosophical ideas and geopolitical strain issues. The heritage and thought of the language that constructs global Literature is significantly tested with a unique concentrate on Weltliteratur, literary global structures, narrative ecosystems, language borders and checkpoints, theologies of translation, and planetary devolution in a e-book set to revolutionize the self-discipline of comparative literature.

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