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Globalization and Literature

Gupta, Suman (2009). Globalization and Literature. Cambridge: Polity.

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Abstract

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 manner in which globalization is thematized in literary works, examines the relationship between globalization theory and literary theory, and discusses the impact of globalization processes on the production and reception of literary texts.

Suman Gupta argues that, while literature has registered globalization processes in relevant ways, there has been a missed articulation between globalization studies and literary studies. Examples are given of some of the ways in which this slippage is now being addressed and may be taken forward, taking up such themes as the manner in which anti-globalization protests and world cities have figured in literary works; the ways in which theories of postmodernism and postcolonialism, familiar in literary studies, have diverged from and converged with globalization studies; and how industries to do with the circulation of literature are becoming globalized.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISBN: 0-7456-4023-0, 978-0-7456-4023-5
Keywords: globalization in literature; literature publishing; publishers; publishing; technological innovations
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > English
Item ID: 20830
Depositing User: Suman Gupta
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 10:37
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20830
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