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Literary and Cultural Circulation


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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Benjamin Abdala Junior is Full Professor of Comparative Studies in Portuguese Literature at the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. He is a leading specialist on issues related to Portuguese-speaking countries. His current CNPq-funded project focuses on the interaction between litera- ture and politics. He is the author of several books, including Literatura, história e política; De Vôos e ilhas: literatura e comunitarismos and Literatura Comparada & reflexões comunitárias. Helena Carvalhão Buescu is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Universidade de Lisboa. Her main areas of interest centre on the nine- teenth and twentieth centuries, as well as theoretical issues in comparative and world literature. She regularly collaborates with foreign universities as Visiting Professor (Universities of Köln, Indiana, King’s College London, Santiago de Compostela, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro) and she has published widely, both in Portuguese and in international peri- odicals. She founded and directed the Centre of Comparative Studies (U. de Lisboa) and has belonged to several International Boards: HERMES, Synapsis, and currently the Institute of World Literature. She belongs to several European Evaluation Committees, among which the European Science Foundation and different National Scientific Boards. She has won several prizes and is a member of Academia Europaea and St John’s College, University of Cambridge. Fábio Almeida de Carvalho is Associate Professor of Literature at the Universidade Federal de Roraima and Researcher at the CNPq (Brazilian Scientific Research Council). As a scholar, he focuses on cultural transfers and exchanges...

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