Aleksandar Stevic, Philip Tai-Hang Tsang
March 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781138502048 - CAT# Y371969
Series: Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature
This book examines the limits of cosmopolitanism in contemporary literature. In a world in which engagement with strangers is no longer optional, and in which the ubiquitous demands of globalization clash with resurgent localist and nationalist sentiments, cosmopolitanism is no longer merely a horizon-broadening aspiration but a compulsory order of things to which we are all conscripted. Focusing on literary texts from such diverse locales as England, Algeria, Sweden, former Yugoslavia, and the Sudan, the essays in this collection interrogate the tensions and impasses in our prison-house of cosmopolitanism.
ALEKSANDAR STEVIĆ AND PHILIP TSANG
1 Cosmopolis Besieged: The Exilic Reunion of
Bogdan Bogdanović and Milo Dor
2 Building Bridges: Constructing a Comparative Sufi Cosmopolitanism
in Rock and Roll Jihad
MUKTI LAKHI MANGHARAM
3 Whose are the Streets?
Sunjeev Sahota’s Fiction of Failed Cosmopolitan Conviviality
ANA CRISTINA MENDES
4 Stuck Between England and Egypt: Sudanese Cosmopolitanism in
Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North and Leila Aboulela’s Lyrics Alley
Subjects of Displacement
5 Unbelonging: Caryl Phillips and the Ethics of Disaffiliation
6 Why Is the Patient "English"?
Disidentification as Cosmopolitanism in Michael Ondaatje’s Fiction
7 Alien-nation and the Algerian Harraga: The Limits of Nation-Building and Cosmopolitanism as Interpretive Models for the Clandestine Immigrant
MARY ANNE LEWIS CUSATO
8 Cosmopolitanism and Orality in Okey Ndibe’s Foreign Gods, Inc.
9 Animated Plastic and Material Eco-Cosmopolitanism
in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest
10 Paying Attention to a World in Crisis:
Cosmopolitanism in Climate Fiction
Notes on Contributors