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Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature

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Edited by:
  • E. V. Ramakrishnan - Dean, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
  • Harish Trivedi - Formerly with University of Delhi, India
  • Chandra Mohan - Comparative Literature Association of India


July 2013 | 262 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature examines the directions taken by Comparative Literature in recent years and maps the shifts in paradigms that are in process. Alternative discourses of Comparative Literature are explored in the volume with reference to the ongoing debates on World Literature, contemporary interpretations of the canon, the dialectic of resistance embodied in cultural productions of the region and the contestations implicit in the oral and performative traditions.

The nineteen essays in the five sections of the volume also discuss the challenges and opportunities provided by the emergence of areas like Culture Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies, Translation Studies, etc. The essays emphasize the need to transform Comparative Literature into a discipline capable of coping with the crisis in humanities in the twenty-first century, based on the multilingual, multicultural experiences of countries like India.

 
I: INTRODUCTION
Comparative Literature: Changing Paradigms E V Ramakrishnan
Comparative Literature, World Literature and Indian Literature: Concepts and Models Harish Trivedi
 
II: WORLD LITERATURE AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: A DIALOGUE
Literary History in a Global Age: The Legacy of Sisir Kumar Das David Damrosch
Literature as Supermarket: Mapping World Literature Today P P Raveendran
World Literature in the Context of Indian Literatures T S Satyanath
A New Ethics of Comparative Literature: Methodological Considerations Sieghild Bogumil
The Subaltern Can Speak: Letters from the Trenches and Across the Black Waters Dorothy Figueria
 
III: RABINDRANATH TAGORE: CANON AND/AS CONTEMPORARY
Tagore as World Literature Amiya Dev
Letters of Tagore and His Notions of the Feminine Indra Nath Choudhuri
"True, No One has the Plan of the Edifice": Rabindranath Tagore’s Concept of World Literature Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta
Rabindranath Tagore's Reception in Gujarati Literature Anila Dalal
 
IV: CREATIVE RESPONSES TO REGION AND RESISTANCE
Indian Literature and Universalism Bhalchandra Nemade
Theorizing Resistance and Creativity Jasbir Jain
The Interface of the Progressive/Romantic and the Modernist in Urdu Poetry Anisur Rahman
The New Middle Class, Caste and Post-1975 Marathi Fiction Harishchandra Thorat
 
V: REORIENTATIONS: BEYOND COLONIAL FRAMES
The Gita Govinda and the Problems of Orientalistic Representation Balaji Ranganathan
Problematizing Androgyny: Female Impersonation in Indian Theatre Barleen Kaur
Mapping the Dark One: Krishna in the Mahabharat Stories Sakshi Soni
Manuscriptology in Modern India: Perspectives on the Manusamhita Piyali Sen Ghosh
Index  

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