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Literary and Cultural Circulation

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Edited By José Luís Jobim

An important question concerning literary studies is the circulation of literary works beyond their place of origin. Many other aspects must also be taken into consideration, such as the asymmetric positioning of authors and their work in international circulation, which is conditioned by the relative position of languages and cultures in the global market. This volume focuses on literary and cultural circulation and includes essays that explore this topic through case studies, analysing works and authors from diverse literatures and cultures, and discussions of the theoretical issues surrounding circulation and all that it entails: temporality, place, method, material objects and concepts.

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Introduction: Towards a New Approach to the Study of Literary and Cultural Circulation (José Luís Jobim)

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José Luís Jobim Introduction Towards a New Approach to the Study of Literary and Cultural Circulation This volume is about literary and cultural circulation and includes essays that explore this topic through case studies, analysing works and authors from diverse literatures and cultures, and discussions of the theoretical issues surrounding circulation and all that it entails: temporality, place, method, material objects and concepts. Even when circulation occurs in places where there is an analogous context of works that circulate, together with parameters for value judg- ments and models for producing other works, there may be differences deriving in some way from temporal and spatial factors. But this is not always perceived, since nowadays an understanding of the phenomenon that has come to be known as globalization circulates powerfully, presup- posing an unlimited present time and boundless spatial reach, founded on the metaphor of the World Wide Web. This is a consubstantial element of the transnational capitalist order that is said to shape our day-to-day actions, homogenize attributions of value and, in some way, also condemn the past and all communitarian particularisms to a kind of limbo. This present time is saturated with meanings that also exclude new meanings, which are unable or refuse to adhere to the hegemonic order, the counterpart of which is the dissemination of an awareness that what is presented as a description is, in fact, an interpretation, since what is described is time interpreted in a present in which the anteriority of other times gains...

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