Andrea Scheurer, Maren Schulze-Engler, Frank Wegner, and Jarula M. I. GremelsNov 14, 2022
Envisioning World Literature from the Global South
Ibidem Press 2022
Entanglements: Envisioning World Literature from the Global South (Ibidem Press, 2022) scrutinizes current debates to bring historical and contemporary South-South entanglements to the fore and to develop a new understanding of world literature in a multipolar world of globalized modernity. The volume challenges established ideas of world literature by rethinking the concept along the notion of “entanglements”: as a field of variously criss-crossing relations of literary activity beyond the confines of literary canons, cultural containers, or national borders. The collection presents individual case studies from a variety of language traditions that focus on particular literary relationships and practices across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe as well as new fictional, poetical, and theoretical conceptions of world literature in order to broaden our understanding of the multilateral entanglements within a widening communicative network that shape our globalized world.
Dr. Jarula Wegner is Hundred Talents Young Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
Dr. Andrea Gremels is Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin at Institute for Romance Languages and Literatures at Goethe Universität at Frankfurt am Main.
Gargi Binju is a researcher at the University of Tübingen.