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cannot eat … Pavić 14 My epigraph metaphorically illustrates the present ways in which Southeastern Europe is discursively trapped between an unreachable Europe and Turkey, a nation that has considerable economic and cultural investment in the area, lately including extensive investment in

In: Journal of World Literature

postcolonial studies for almost as long as there has been a field of that name. Yet even as such critiques have been elaborated within and between both fields, a growing number of essays, and books have been exploring the deep historical connections and present interanimations of postcolonial and world

In: Journal of World Literature

him to draw knowledge from its original source. In fact the English language alone – and among foreign languages, it is the language whose future pedagogical dominance is anticipated in Egypt – is enough to present the best of German literature to those who would know it, and for that matter to

In: Journal of World Literature

increasingly occluded. What I want to ask Pheng about this is, what is the trade-off in the very strong concentration on the present – if you want to look at alternative temporalities while occluding most of the history of literature? I think your last comments just now already begin to answer my question, but

In: Journal of World Literature

and representation of the former Yugoslavian culture are needed. In the context of literary studies, it means finding new ways to present and analyze literary works from the formerly unified region. The case of Ivo Andrić is indicative of the current, conflict-ridden condition of literary criticism in

In: Journal of World Literature

and political setting unveils his importance for the present discipline and its prevailing discourses. 2 Historical-Comparative Method and the Relativity of Literature In 1882, while Posnett was still tutoring at Trinity College, Dublin, he published a pamphlet dealing not with literature, but with

In: Journal of World Literature

Eurocentric. And yet, Europe is not a uniform entity. Theo D’haen argues that “even Italian and Spanish literature become relatively minor as we near the present, precisely because they couldn’t maintain their position in the economic, political, and cultural/literary pecking order beyond the periods in which

In: Journal of World Literature

how the intertextuality prominent in Flanagan’s novel provides a pre-eminent case study for such an approach. In particular, I will build on Pheng Cheah’s associated concepts of temporality and an ethicopolitical perspective being present in world literature. Cheah argues that the ‘world’ in world

In: Journal of World Literature

Si la littérature peut être considérée comme un sismographe des intensités du présent, alors il est difficile de ne pas voir que la matière dont sont faits les romans des dernières années est pétrie de mélancolie 1 . Rien que dans la liste du prix Goncourt se trouvent des livres sombres ayant pour

In: Mathias Énard et l’érudition du roman

nature politique ne portent que sur le passé – et particulièrement sur le passé soviétique – du pays, au présent étant réservé le prisme culturel et, de temps en temps, sociologique, ainsi que la lecture de l’espace. Cette forme d’autocensure – ou faut-il dire, de discrétion ? – n’est cependant pas la

In: Mathias Énard et l’érudition du roman