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  • Reflections on Gender and Small Languages in World Literature Scholarship: Methods of Inclusions and Exclusions

    Katarina Leppänen

    Chapter from the book: Helgesson, S et al. 2018. World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange.

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    An overarching question of the chapter concerns how world literature studies can promote localised and gendered knowledge. Firstly, gendered perspectives informed by feminist literary studies are, as I will argue, often totally absent or activated only as a political context rather than as an analytical literary category. Secondly, smaller languages seem to evaporate in highly globalised scholarly practices. Is world literature a field with specific analytical tools, designed in a manner that is incommensurable with the aims and methods of feminist analysis where conjunctions of social, economic, and political powers intersect in texts? The chapter discusses the gender/language dynamic through the themes: quality, representation, and translation/transfer.

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    Leppänen, K. 2018. Reflections on Gender and Small Languages in World Literature Scholarship: Methods of Inclusions and Exclusions. In: Helgesson, S et al, World Literatures. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16993/bat.h
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    Published on Nov. 22, 2018

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