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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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8 When America First Became Latin (Paulo Moreira)

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Paulo Moreira 8 When America First Became Latin There is already a vast literature on the supposed origins of the term “América Latina”.1 Besides the oft-repeated critique to essentialism, the search for origins as an end in itself is equivocal fo...

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