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Title Comparative literature for the new century / edited by Giulia De Gasperi and Joseph Pivato ; foreword by Linda Hutcheon
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages)
Contents Anonymous: animating ecologies of belonging / Sneja Gunew -- The languages of comparative literature / Joseph Pivato -- Dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone literatures in Africa / Ndeye Fatou Ba -- "What a caring act": geographies of care and the posthuman in Canadian dystopian fiction / Dominique Hétu -- Why not an "African-Canadian" epic? Lessons from Pratt andWalcott, etc. / George Elliott Clarke -- Reading literature through translation: the case of Antonio D'Alfonso into Italia / Maria Cristina Seccia -- Exile, media, capital: calendar's system of exchange / Monique Tschofen -- A many-tongued Babel: translingualism in Canadian multicultural writing / Deborah Saidero -- "Like a dancing gypsy": a close reading of cockroach / F. Elizabeth Dahab -- The power to narrate: representing Italian migrant working-class experiences in two steel cities in Australia and Canada / Gaetano Rando -- Gunn, Edwards, and di Michele: nomadic spaces / Anna Pia De Luca -- Peasant boots, dancing boots: assimilation and hyphenation in Vera Lysenko's Yellow Boots and Hiromi Goto's Chorus of Mushrooms / Jolene Armstrong -- Comparative literature in Canada: a case study / E.E. Blodgett -- Haunting tradition properly: studies in ethnic minority writing / Mark A. McCutcheon
Summary Since its beginning, Comparative Literature has been characterized as a discipline in crisis. But its shifting boundaries are its strength, allowing for collaboration and growth and illuminating a path forward. In Comparative Literature for the New Century a diverse group of scholars argue for a distinct North American approach to literary studies that includes the promotion of different languages. Chapters by senior scholars such as George Elliott Clarke, E.D. Blodgett, and Sneja Gunew are placed in dialogue with those by younger scholars, including Dominique Hétu, Maria Cristina Seccia, and Ndeye Fatou Ba. The writers, many of whom are multilingual, discuss problems with translation, identity and belonging, the modern epic, the role of tradition, minority writing, Francophone and Anglophone novels in Africa, and politics in literature. Engaging with theory, history, media studies, psychology, translation studies, post-colonial studies, and gender studies, chapters exemplify how the knowledge and tools offered by Comparative Literature can be applied in reading, exploring, and understanding not only literary productions but also the world at large. Presenting some of the most current work being carried out by academics and scholars actively engaged in the field in Canada and abroad, Comparative Literature for the New Century promotes the value of Comparative Literature as an interdisciplinary study and assesses future directions it might take. Contributors include George Elliott Clarke (University of Toronto), Dominique Hétu (Alberta & Montreal), Monique Tschofen (Ryerson), Jolene Armstrong (Athabasca), E.D. Blodgett (Alberta), Ndeye Fatou Ba (Ryerson), Maria Cristina Seccia (Hull), Sneja Gunew (UBC), Deborah Saidero (Udine), Elizabeth Dahab (CSULB), Gaetano Rando (Wollongong), Anna Pia De Luca (Udine), Mark A. McCutcheon (Athabasca), Giulia De Gasperi (PEI), and Joseph Pivato (Athabasca)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Comparative literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Comparative Literature.
Comparative literature
Form Electronic book
Author De Gasperi, Giulia, editor
Pivato, Joseph, editor
ISBN 9780773555365