One clearly defined phenomenon and a unified perspective: Is a history of world literature possible?
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The article examines Pascale Casanova's and Franco Moretti's innovative conceptions of history of world literature against the background of Erich Auerbach's more traditional conception. The cornerstones of the latter - a unified perspective, a clearly defined phenomenon, an intuitive hypothesis - may be discarded, but the fundamental problem of constructing the object understudy is still unresolved.
|Title:||One clearly defined phenomenon and a unified perspective: Is a history of world literature possible?|
|Keywords:||literary history, world literature, Auerbach, Erich, Casanova, Pascale, Moretti, Franco|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > SSEES|
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