Futures of Comparative Literature : ACLA State of the Discipline Report, Paperback / softback Book

Futures of Comparative Literature : ACLA State of the Discipline Report Paperback / softback

Edited by Ursula K. Heise


Futures of Comparative Literature is a cutting edge report on the state of the discipline in Comparative Literature.

Offering a broad spectrum of viewpoints from all career stages, a variety of different institutions, and many language backgrounds, this collection is fully global and diverse.

The book includes previously unpublished interviews with key figures in the discipline as well as a range of different essays - short pieces on key topics and longer, in-depth pieces.

It is divided into seven sections: Futures of Comparative Literature; Theories, Histories, Methods; Worlds; Areas and Regions; Languages, Vernaculars, Translations; Media; Beyond the Human; and contains over 50 essays on topics such as: Queer Reading; Human Rights; Fundamentalism; Untranslatability; Big Data; Environmental Humanities.

It also includes current facts and figures from the American Comparative Literature Association as well as a very useful general introduction, situating and introducing the material.

Curated by an expert editorial team, this book captures what is at stake in the study of Comparative Literature today.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9781138293342



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