Galin Tihanov, Former and Honorary President of the ICLA Research Committee on Literary Theory, is the editor of Universal Localities: The Languages of World Literature. The latest volume of J. B. Metzler’s “Schriften zur Weltliteratur / Studies on World Literature” book series, this collection of essays discusses world literature in the context of bilingualism, supranational languages, and dialects. The chapters examine the larger social and political stakes of articulating ideas of world literature in the intellectual interplay between philology, anthropology, law, and ecohumanities. Categories such as universality, locality, difference, foreignness, and openness are viewed in their relation to language and its embeddedness in history.