Comparative Literature and the Historical Imaginary: Reading by Kaisa Kaakinen

By Kaisa Kaakinen

This publication argues that more and more transnational analyzing contexts of the twenty-first century position new pressures on basic questions about how we learn literary fiction. triggered by way of the stylistic thoughts of 3 ecu émigré writers of the 20 th century — Conrad, Weiss and Sebald — it demonstrates the necessity to pose extra differentiated questions on particular results that ensue whilst literary narratives meet a readership with a heterogeneous historic imaginary. In dialog with reception conception, trauma conception and transnational and postcolonial experiences, the learn indicates how old pressures within the 20th and twenty-first centuries require comparative literature to deal with not just implied but in addition numerous unimplied analyzing positions that interact background in displaced but fabric methods. This booklet opens new analytical paths for wondering literary texts as media of ancient mind's eye and conceiving family among incommensurable old occasions and contexts. demanding overly international and overly neighborhood readings alike, the publication provides a worldly contribution to discussions on tips to reform the self-discipline of comparative literature within the twenty-first century.

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