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By Ali Behdad, Dominic Thomas (editors)

A significant other to Comparative Literature provides a suite of greater than thirty unique essays from confirmed and rising students, which discover the heritage, present nation, and way forward for comparative literature.Features over thirty unique essays from best foreign participants offers a serious review of the prestige of literary and cross-cultural inquiry Addresses the background, present country, and way forward for comparative literature Chapters deal with such issues because the dating among translation and transnationalism, literary concept and rising media, the way forward for nationwide literatures in an period of globalization, gender and cultural formation throughout time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora stories, and different experimental techniques to literature and tradition

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For him, therefore, the Hebraic narrative style lays claim to a powerful kind of truth – the sacred – that cannot be conflated with historical realism. The ineffability of this claim to truth is what distinguishes the Judeo-Christian manner of storytelling from that of the pagans. If a Greek author such as Homer tends to digress into picturesque details, the Biblical narrative leaves much to the reader’s speculation and interpretation. ) Above all, Auerbach describes this claim to truth in absolute terms, as: tyrannical – it excludes all other claims […] All other scenes, issues, and ordinances have no right to appear independently of it, and it is promised that all of them, the history of all mankind, will be given their due place within its frame, will be subordinated to it.

Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. (2003). Death of a Discipline. New York: Columbia University Press. Žižek, Slavoj. (2003). The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity. Cambridge: MIT Press. Žižek, Slavoj. (1999). The Ticklish Subject: The Absent Centre of Political Ontology. New York: Verso. 2 Why Compare? ) ten year reports on the discipline, I addressed the nature of this Association’s recurring series of reports as embodying a logic of indiscipline that afflicts not only this field of study but also, more generally, the humanities (Ferris).

2006). The Translation Zone: A New Comparative Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Auerbach, Erich. (2003). (Original work published, 1946). Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. (Willard R. ). Princeton: Princeton University Press. Auerbach, Erich. (1969). Philology and Weltliteratur. (Maire Said and Edward W. ). 1, 1–17. Auerbach, Erich. (1973). (Original work published, 1959). Scenes from the Drama of European Literature: Six Essays. (1973). ). Gloucester, Massachusetts: Peter Smith.

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