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World Literature and the Postcolonial

Narratives of (Neo) Colonialization in a Globalized World

  • Elke Sturm-Trigonakis
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Between Africa and Austria: Revisiting Postcolonialism as a Global Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Bruno Arich-Gerz
      Pages 23-34
    3. Stephanie Heimgartner
      Pages 35-47
    4. Wolfgang Müller-Funk
      Pages 49-68
  3. Strange Encounters of Texts and Ideas

  4. Literary World Orders Between Localism and Globalism

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-210

About this book

Introduction

This volume approaches literary representations of post and neocolonialism by combining their readings with respective theoretical configurations. The aim is to cast light upon common characteristics of contemporary texts from around the world that deal with processes of colonization. Based on the epistemic discourses of postimperialism/postcolonialism, globalization, and world literature, the volume’s chapters bring together international scholars from various disciplines in the Humanities, including Comparative Cultural Studies, Slavic, Romance, German, and African Studies. The main concern of the contributions is to conceptualize an autonomous category of a world literature of the colonial, going well beyond established classifications according to single languages or center-periphery dichotomies.


Target Groups

  • Lecturers and students of English, Slavic and German Philologies as well as Comparative Literature
  • Specialists in Comparative and Cultural Studies,  Postcolonial Studies and World Literature Studies



Contents

  • Literary History of the Colonial
  • World Literature and Postcolonialism
  • African Literatures and Afropolitanism
  • Literary Traffic
  • Transculturality

 


The Editor

Elke Sturm-Trigonakis is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki/Greece and author of monographs and volumes concerning the concept of new Weltliteratur. Her research interests include (multilingual) world literature, postcolonialism, the picaresque novel, urban and crime fiction, and knowledge systems in the Humanities.

Keywords

travelogues literary traffic knowledge systems globalization postimperialism neocolonialism comparative cultural studies postcolonialism afropolitanism world literature transculturality

Editors and affiliations

  • Elke Sturm-Trigonakis
    • 1
  1. 1.ThessalonikiGreece

About the editors

Elke Sturm-Trigonakis is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki/Greece and author of monographs and volumes concerning the concept of new Weltliteratur. Her research interests include (multilingual) world literature, postcolonialism, the picaresque novel, urban and crime fiction, and knowledge systems in the Humanities.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title World Literature and the Postcolonial
  • Book Subtitle Narratives of (Neo) Colonialization in a Globalized World
  • Editors Elke Sturm-Trigonakis
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-61785-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name J.B. Metzler, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages J.B. Metzler Humanities (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-61784-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-61785-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 210
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Literature, general
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