Literature and the World

1st Edition

Stefan Helgesson, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Published September 3, 2019
Textbook - 174 Pages
ISBN 9780815384656 - CAT# K339735
Series: Literature and Contemporary Thought

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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
  • Translation
  • 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.


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