Forget english orientalisms and world literatures aamir r mufti add to cart product details hardcover 3600 o 2595 o eur3250 at the center of the very possibility of world literature is the dominance of english as both a literary vernacular and the undisputed language of global capitalism. Aamir r mufti forget english orientalisms and world literatures harvard university press 2016 reviewed by vassilis lambropoulos this essay was peer reviewed by the editorial board of b2o an online journal aamir muftis forget english exposes the regulatory operations of presumably borderless world literature second it questions the cultural control of presumably egalitarian . Forget english critically examines the claims of world literature and makes a case for a better understanding of first how english has come into literary preeminence worldwide and second the effects of this rise on non european languages as media of literary expression. A valid e mail address all e mails from the system will be sent to this address the e mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by e mail . For lamping and lffler the entry of asian or african literatures into the list of literary milestones or the catalog of the new world literature respectively largely rests on their production in the english language
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