Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability


Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability Just Following Emily Apters Dizzying Array Of Texts From Diverse Traditions And Times Including A Tightly Argued Discussion Of The Philosophicality Of Simone De Beauvoir, Lost In Translation To The Best Of US Feminists , Embracing Much Experimental Material, All Read With Meticulous Care, Is An Education No One Has Thought The Question Of World Literature In Greater Depth, At Once Re Thinking Comparative Literature As Translatability Studies.Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakRarely Does One Read A Book With The Title Against That Is So Much For Important Causes And Ideas Writing, Translation, Worldliness, Diversity, Cosmopolitanism, While Fully Aware Of Their Promises And Threats In This Moment Of Dispossession Of The Humanities, We Needed Just That Book To Clarify Matters And Move Beyond The Contradictions Against World Literature On The Politics Of Untranslatability Argues For A Rethinking Of Comparative Literature Focusing On The Problems That Emerge When Large Scale Paradigms Of Literary Studies Ignore The Politics Of The Untranslatablethe Realm Of Those Words That Are Continually Retranslated, Mistranslated, Transferred From Language To Language, Or Especially Resistant To Substitution.In The Place Of World Literaturea Dominant Paradigm In The Humanities, One Grounded In Market Driven Notions Of Readability And Universal AppealApter Proposes A Plurality Of World Literatures Oriented Around Philosophical Concepts And Geopolitical Pressure Points The History And Theory Of The Language That Constructs World Literature Is Critically Examined With A Special Focus On Weltliteratur, Literary World Systems, Narrative Ecosystems, Language Borders And Checkpoints, Theologies Of Translation, And Planetary Devolution In A Book Set To Revolutionize The Discipline Of Comparative Literature.

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability

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