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Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature.

Author/Creator:
Ramakrishnan, E V.
Publication:
New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2013.
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1 online resource (263 pages)
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1st ed.
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Subjects:
Comparative literature.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Acknowledgements
Section 1: Introduction
1 - Comparative Literature: Changing Paradigms
2 - Comparative Literature, World Literature and Indian Literature: Concepts and Models
Section 2: World Literature and Comparative Literature: A Dialogue
3 - Literary History in a Global Age: The Legacy of Sisir Kumar Das
4 - Literature as Supermarket: Mapping World Literature Today
5 - World Literature in the Context of Indian Literatures
6 - A New Ethics of Comparative Literature: Methodological Considerations
7 - The Subaltern Can Speak: Letters from the Trenches and Across the Black Waters
Section 3: Rabindranath Tagore: Canon and/as Contemporary
8 - Tagore as World Literature
9 - Letters of Tagore and His Notions of the Feminine
10 - "True, No One has the Plan of the Edifice": Rabindranath Tagore's Concept of World Literature
11 - Rabindranath Tagore's Reception in Gujarati Literature
Section 4: Creative Responses to Region and Resistance
12 - Indian Literature and Universalism
13 - Theorizing Resistance and Creativity
14 - The Interface of the Progressive/Romantic and the Modernist in Urdu Poetry
15 - The New Middle Class, Caste and Post-1975 Marathi Fiction
Section 5: Reorientations: Beyond Colonial Frames
16 - The Gita Govinda and the Problems of Orientalistic Representation
17 - Problematizing Androgyny: Female Impersonation in Indian Theatre
18 - Mapping the Dark One: Krishna in the Mahabharat Stories
19 - Manuscriptology in Modern India: Perspectives on the Manusamhita
About the Editors and Contributors
Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Trivedi, Harish.
Mohan, Chandra.
Other format:
Print version: Ramakrishnan, E V Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature
ISBN:
9788132116356
9788132111009
OCLC:
944157754