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The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature:
From the European Enlightenment to the Global Present
Edited by David Damrosch, Natalie Melas & Mbongiseni Buthelezi

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION ix

PART ONE: ORIGINS

CHAPTER 1: Results of a Comparison of Different Peoples’ Poetry in Ancient and Modern Times (1797) 3
by Johann Gottfried Herder
CHAPTER 2: Of the General Spirit of Modern Literature (1800) 10
by Germaine de Staël
CHAPTER 3: Conversations on World Literature (1827) 17
by J. W. von Goethe and J. P. Eckermann
CHAPTER 4: From The Birth of Tragedy (1872) 26
by Friedrich Nietzsche
CHAPTER 5: Present Tasks of Comparative Literature (1877) 41
by Hugo Meltzl
CHAPTER 6: The Comparative Method and Literature (1886) 50
by Hutcheson Macaulay Posnett
CHAPTER 7: World Literature (1899) 61
by Georg Brandes
CHAPTER 8: From What Is Comparative Literature? (1903) 67
by Charles Mills Gayley

PART TWO: THE YEARS OF CRISIS

CHAPTER 9: The Epic and the Novel (1916) 81
by Georg Lukács
CHAPTER 10: Chaos in the Literary World (1934) 92
by Kobayashi Hideo
CHAPTER 11: From Epic and Novel (1941) 104
by Mikhail Bakhtin
CHAPTER 12: Preface to European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages (1948) 120
by Ernst Robert Curtius
CHAPTER 13: Philology and Weltliteratur (1952) 125
by Erich Auerbach
CHAPTER 14: From Minima Moralia (1951) 139
by Theodor Adorno
CHAPTER 15: Poetry, Society, State (1956) 150
by Octavio Paz
CHAPTER 16: Preface to La Littérature comparée (1951) 158
by Jean-Marie Carré
CHAPTER 17: The Crisis of Comparative Literature (1959) 161
by René Wellek

PART THREE: THE THEORY YEARS

CHAPTER 18: The Structuralist Activity (1963) 175
by Roland Barthes
CHAPTER 19: Women’s Time (1977) 183
by Julia Kristeva
CHAPTER 20: Semiology and Rhetoric (1973) 208
by Paul de Man
CHAPTER 21: Writing (1990) 227
by Barbara Johnson
CHAPTER 22: The Position of Translated Literature within the Literary Polysystem (1978) 240
by Itamar Even-Zohar
CHAPTER 23: Cross-Cultural Poetics: National Literatures (1981) 248
by Édouard Glissant
CHAPTER 24: The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983) 259
by Edward W. Said
CHAPTER 25: The Quest for Relevance (1986) 284
by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

PART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION S

CHAPTER 26: Comparative Cosmopolitanism (1992) 309
by Bruce Robbins
CHAPTER 27: Literature, Nation, and Politics (1999) 329
by Pascale Casanova
CHAPTER 28: Comparative Literature in China (2000) 341
by Zhou Xiaoyi and Q. S. Tong
CHAPTER 29: From Translation, Community, Utopia (2000) 358
by Lawrence Venuti
CHAPTER 30: Crossing Borders (2003) 380
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
CHAPTER 31: Evolution, World-Systems, Weltliteratur (2006) 399
by Franco Moretti
CHAPTER 32: A New Comparative Literature (2006) 409
by Emily Apter

BIBLIOGRAPHIES 421
CREDITS 431
INDEX 435

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