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In recent decades, world has emerged as one of the most fiercely contested concepts in literary studies. The more narrowly defined stakes of the debates over world literature concern the disciplinary mandate of comparative literature.
- Notes on Contributors
- New Comparisons in World Literature
- World-Literature in the Context of Combined and Uneven Development
As a historian of migration and media, she explores the ways in which the movement of peoples and ideas intersect, particularly the role of informal communication networks in the development of transoceanic identities. Her current project, Scissors and Paste, examines the hidden structure of nineteenth-century journalism, the rise of the reprint culture, and the tensions between copyright and the public domain. She is an advocate of the Digital Humanities at all levels of History education and of open humanities research.
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Notes on Contributors
If we want to understand where we are, and where we might be going, we have to figure out how we got here. What is the history of environmentalism and sustainability? The GREEN conference will gather an international host of experts in the history of sustainable cultures and environmentalism to explore what that history offers today, both to understand the sources of environmental degradation and the climate crisis, and to expose alternatives and roads not taken. Setting the ambitious goal of a carbon-neutral conference, our innovative program incorporates carbon calculation and offsetting for attendees, as well as a "virtual stream" of conference papers presented from remote locations, and a simulcast of those papers, including livechat, for those who want to participate online. It also features plenary talks by Kim Stanley Robinson, renowned science fiction author and futurist, and Pablo Mukherjee, a scholar of colonial environmentalism, as well as a plenary round table on sustainable research practices. He has been described as "one of our last great Utopian writers," a "political visionary," and a "climate-obsessed sci-fi genius. He has given numerous lectures on the history of exploration, the problem of climate change and environmental degradation, and the importance of utopia to political thought.
Liverpool UP, The recent study from the Warwick Research Collective WReC intervenes in current debates in world literature by highlighting a general failure within the disciplines of postcolonial and world literary studies to interrogate the subject of capitalism. While approaches such as the "alternative modernities" paradigm have affirmed a cultural pluralism in recent years, the materialist framework presented in Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature underscores the factors that continue to limit the texts and languages that are published, taught, and circulated within an uneven literary marketplace. By emphasizing "the context of capitalism as a world-system" WReC 14 , the Collective articulates an understanding of modernity as a singular and global phenomenon without precluding heterogeneity and difference. They are thereby able to address a series of timely questions: How, firstly, to reject Eurocentrism without recourse to a concept of postcolonial difference that loses sight of the global universality of capitalism's origins and effects? How to configure modernity as a phenomenon that is both irreducibly specific to individual locations and relational, insofar as it is formed in and through the colonial relationship? And how, finally, to make postcolonial critique sensitive to the uneven structures, institutions, and markets that continue to shape the possibilities of world literature?
New Comparisons in World Literature
The last several decades have seen a remarkable turn toward cli-fi: novels and stories that imagine in various ways and seek to raise the alarm for the consequences of catastrophic climate change. But neoliberalism exerts a palpable force on today's publishing industry, making one question whether that industry is simply a cultured arm of the capitalist menace that threatens the ecological future of the planet. How ought we negotiate the tensions created between these different vectors at work in contemporary literary production? The so-called "genre turn" in global literary fiction straddles this ambiguous intersection; the turn to popular genre forms can be understood, in part, as a consequence of the many contemporary writers who have found non-realistic genres useful in addressing speculative futures shaped by ecocide, and as a function of publishing companies' efforts to maximize short term profits. Genre helps the global conglomerates that dominate today's literary field minimize risk by imitating previous successes, targeting preexisting audiences, and emphasizing rapid production and repeat consumption: fast pace, seriality, sequels, and spinoffs. Whereas some critics have applauded "the genre turn" as a waning of elite prejudice against historically-derided genres, 2 and have seen sophisticated works as an embrace of alternate forms and epistemologies that facilitate utopian imaginaries, 3 this essay challenges such sanguine views.
Don't have an account? Following the lead of Franco Moretti, Fredric Jameson and others, it proposes that world-literature be thought about as the literature of the world-system. Particular attention is paid here to the work of Edward W. Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.
World-Literature in the Context of Combined and Uneven Development
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