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This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between globalization studies and literature and literary studies, and the bearing that they have on each other. It engages with the relationship between globalization theory and literary theory and the impact of globalization on the production and reception of literary texts.
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 165 x 227 x 11mm | 320g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745640249
  • 9780745640242
  • 991,192

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This book presents a state-of-the-art overview of the relationshipbetween globalization studies and literature and literary studies, and the bearing that they have on each other. It engages with themanner in which globalization is thematized in literary works, examines the relationship between globalization theory and literarytheory, and discusses the impact of globalization processes on theproduction and reception of literary texts.





Suman Gupta argues that, while literature has registeredglobalization processes in relevant ways, there has been a missedarticulation between globalization studies and literary studies.Examples are given of some of the ways in which this slippage isnow being addressed and may be taken forward, taking up such themesas the manner in which anti-globalization protests and world citieshave figured in literary works; the ways in which theories ofpostmodernism and postcolonialism, familiar in literary studies, have diverged from and converged with globalization studies; andhow industries to do with the circulation of literature arebecoming globalized.





This book is intended for university-level students andteachers, researchers, and other informed readers with an interestin the above issues, and serves as both a survey of the field andan intervention within it.
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Table of contents

1. What is Globalization? 2. Representing Globalization 3. Literary and Globalization Theory 4. Globalization of Literary Circulation 5. The Politics of Language and Identity 6. Of Reading and Rethinking World Literature
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"This is a fascinating, ambitious and very timely book that tackles one of the hottest topics in literary studies today." Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick "Gupta sheds a clear light on this little explored field through his comprehensive coverage of the scholarship, his multipronged approach to the topic, and his sure-footed negotiation of theoretical issues." Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University "In his book, Professor Gupta examines the relationship between globalization and literature via a historical approach, notably the self/inner differentiation in English studies. It is thought-provoking, full of insight and most cogent, and well worth recommending to everyone seriously interested in this area." Yue Daiyun, Peking University
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About Suman Gupta

Suman Gupta is Professor of Literature and Cultural History at the Open University.
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