Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781381915

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Combined and Uneven Development

Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Sharae Deckard, Nicholas Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Graeme Macdonald, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Benita Parry, and Stephen Shapiro

Liverpool University Press

Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines LUP

  • Offers a decisive and completely new theory of world-literature, theorised as the literature of the modern world-system.
  • Offers a new, materialist, basis for comparative literary studies.
  • Proposes a way forward, beyond postcolonial studies, transnational literary studies and the various national literary conceptions, by addressing questions of globality and systematicity in the world literary system.
  • Offers a new conception of 'modernism', breaking definitively with the Eurocentrism of established conceptions.