1 The Nuances of Globalization 1
Narrative Performance 1
Travels of a Term 3
Plan of this Study 10
2 Movements and Protests 13
Plucking a Theme 13
Anti-Globalization Protests 14
Peace Movements 23
3 Global Cities and Cosmopolis 37
Global Teens 37
Global Cities 38
Global City Transactions 43
Cosmopolitan Order and Cosmopolis 48
Virtual Cosmopolis 53
4 Literary Studies and Globalization 62
Literary Entanglements 62
Turning to Literary Studies 65
Globalization Thematized 66
Literary Text 71
Culture and Identity 85
5 Postmodernism and Postcolonialism 97
6 Academic Institutional Spaces 123
English Studies 123
Comparative Literature/World Literature 136
A Note on Translation 146
7 The Globalization of Literature 151
Dying Authors 151
Literary Industries 159
Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick
"Gupta sheds a clear light on this little explored field through his comprehensive coverage of the scholarship, his multipronged approach to the topic, and his sure-footed negotiation of theoretical issues."
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, New York University
"In his book, Professor Gupta examines the relationship between globalization and literature via a historical approach, notably the self/inner differentiation in English studies. It is thought-provoking, full of insight and most cogent, and well worth recommending to everyone seriously interested in this area."
Yue Daiyun, Peking University
- State of the art overview of the relationship between globalization studies and literature and literary studies.
- The first book length treatment of this cutting edge area, pitched for undergraduate students.
- Covers a range of themes at the intersection of globalization and literature, from anti-globalization protests and world cities in literary works to the changing concepts of texts and text editing in the wake of digitisation.
- Serves both as a survey of this emergent field and an intervention within it.