Larsen: Literature and the Experience of Globalization

Svend Erik Larsen, former member of the ICLA Committee on Literary Theory, published the book Literature and the Experience of Globalization: Texts without Borders. Larsen explores how writers from Shakespeare through Goethe to Isak Dinesen, J.M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, and Bruce Chatwin engage with the human dimensions of globalization. Through a wide range of close readings, he brings contemporary world literature approaches to bear on cross-cultural experiences of migration and travel, translation, memory, history, and embodied knowledge. The book, published by Bloomsbury, comes a decade after the Danish-language edition, Tekster uden grænser: Litteratur og globalisering (Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2007).

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