New Book: Literature and the World
Stefan Helgesson and Mads Rosendahl Thomsen's co-authored book Literature and the World (Routledge 2019) is fresh off the press.
Literature and the World presents a broad and multifaceted introduction to world literature and globalization. The book provides a brief background and history of the field followed by a wide spectrum of exemplary readings and case studies from around the world.
Amongst other aspects of World Literature, the authors look at:
- New approaches to digital humanities and world literature
- Ecologies of world literature
- Rethinking geography in a globalized world
- Race and political economy
Offering state of the art debates on world literature, this volume is a superb introduction to the field. Its critically thoughtful approach makes this the ideal guide for anyone approaching World Literature.
Stefan Helgesson is professor of English at Stockholm University and principal investigator in the Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures research programme.