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Global matters : the transnational turn in literary studies

Author: Paul Jay
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Global Matters is a lucid and extremely valuable synthesis of some of the trickiest and most interesting scholarship of the past twenty years. Judicious yet also pleasantly polemical, and anchored in refreshing readings of some much-read texts, it will be the object of heartfelt gratitude on the part of students and teachers alike."--Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Jay
ISBN: 9780801449000 0801449006 9780801476075 0801476070
OCLC Number: 521753925
Description: xi, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Difference, multiculturalism, and the globalizing of literary studies --
What is globalization? --
Economies, cultures, and the politics of globalization --
Border studies : remapping the locations of literary study --
Post-postcolonial writing in the age of globalization : The god of small things, Red earth and pouring rain, Moth smoke --
Globalization and nationalism in Kiran Desai's The inheritance of loss --
The cultural politics of development in Zakes Mda's The heart of redness --
Multiculturalism and identity in Zadie Smith's White teeth --
Transnational masculinities in Junot Díaz's The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao.
Responsibility: Paul Jay.


Global Matters provides a concise, informative overview of theoretical, critical, and curricular issues driving the transnational turn in literary studies and how these issues have come to dominate  Read more...
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"Paul Jay offers an interesting study of a popular theme of the international nature." -- Dr. Zulfiqar Ali * The Midwest Book Review *

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