Tagore, Ben Jelloun and Fo in English
The ambivalent position of English as a roadblock to international visibility and as a necessary intermediary for other literary languages justifies a particular attention to what is presented as world literature in English. By emphasizing the constitutive function of cross-cultural reading, the book encourages reflection on the discrepancy between what is actually read as world literature and what might potentially be read in this way.
About the author
MARION DALVAI is Research and Teaching Associate in the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews. Her main research interests are transnational literature, especially world literature in English translation; intertextuality; young adult fiction; and translation of contemporary literature.
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