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Other Renaissances: A New Approach to World Literature (Hardback)
  • Other Renaissances: A New Approach to World Literature (Hardback)

Other Renaissances: A New Approach to World Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 305 Pages / Published: 25/05/2007
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Other Renaissances is a collection of twelve essays discussing renaissances outside the Italian and Italian prompted European Renaissance of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The collection proposes an approach to reframing the Renaissance in which the European Renaissance becomes an imaginative idea, rather than a particular moment in time

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403974464
Number of pages: 305
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.


'In vivid case studies of the ways that cultural movements around the globe have appropriated the idea of a 'renaissance,' Other Renaissances explores the reach of the term far beyond its European time and place of origin, as the concept has been mobilized, contested and transformed by a wide range of peoples confronting issues of modernization and post-colonial cultural life. From Ireland to India and from Harlem to New Zealand, the world's multiple renaissances resonate together in fascinating ways in this pathbreaking contribution to comparative study on a genuinely global basis.' - David Damrosch, Columbia University

'Other Renaissances is rigorous test of the versatility and global mobility of a decidedly European concept and its possibilities outside its historical context. Reaching across cultural chronologies and geographical borders, the contributors to this volume deftly pursue the serviceability of 'Renaissance' as theoretical construct, as critical lens, and as epistemic instrument beyond the European time and place of its genesis. A challenging comparative exploration in transnational and transcultural understanding.' - Djelal Kadir, The Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Comparative Literature, Department of Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University

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