Skip to main content Accessibility help
Hostname: page-component-55597f9d44-2qt69 Total loading time: 0.835 Render date: 2022-08-16T00:09:43.368Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "useNewApi": true } hasContentIssue true

16 - Comparative World Literature and Worlds in Portuguese

from Part III - Transregional Worlding

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 August 2021

Debjani Ganguly
University of Virginia
Get access


Drawing from different approaches and case-studies, such as the Portuguese-speaking literatures, my main argument sustains that world literature may not be conceived as such outside a comparative approach. Therefore, the comparative epistemology is what densifies world literature and makes possible its manifestation through different constellations, scales, regional approaches, and thematics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)


Agamben, Giorgio. 1995. Idea of Prose. SUNY Press.Google Scholar
Apter, Emily. 2013. Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability. Verso Books.Google Scholar
Apter, Emily. 2006. “On Oneworldedness: or Paranoia as a World System.” American Literary History, Vol. 18, No. 2: 365–89.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Buescu, Helena Carvalhão. 2013. Experiência do Incomum e Boa Vizinhança. Porto Editora.Google Scholar
Buescu, Helena 2015. “World Literature in a Poem: The Case of Herberto Helder.” In Institutions of World Literature. Writing, Translation, Markets, ed. Helgesson, Stefan and Vermeulen, Pieter. Routledge, 6778.Google Scholar
Casanova, Pascale. 2004. The World Republic of Letters. Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
Damrosch, David. 2003.What Is World Literature? Princeton University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Deleuze, Gilles, Guattari, Félix, and Brinkley, Robert. 1983. “What Is a Minor Literature?Mississipi Review, Vol. 11, No. 3: 1333.Google Scholar
D’haen, Theo. 2012. The Routledge Concise History of World Literature. Routledge.Google Scholar
Dimock, Wai Chee, ed. 2001. “Literature for the Planet.” Globalizing Literary Studies, special issue of PMLA, Vol. 116, No. 1: 173–88.Google Scholar
Dimock, Wai Chee 2003. “Planetary Time and Global Translation: ‘Context’ in Literary Studies.” Common Knowledge, Vol. 9, No. 3: 488507.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Étiemble, René. 1975. “Faut-il réviser la notion de Weltliteratur?” and “Pourquoi et comment former des généralistes?” In René É tiemble, Essais de littérature (vraiment) générale. Gallimard,15–36; 339–50.Google Scholar
Étiemble, René. 1988. Ouverture(s) sur un comparatisme planétaire. Bourgois.Google Scholar
Ferguson, Frances. 2008. “Planetary Literary History: The Place of the Text.” New Literary History, Vol. 39: 657–84.Google Scholar
Hayot, Eric. 2012. On Literary Worlds. Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Jobim, José Luiz. 2017. “Towards a New Approach to the Study of Literary and Cultural Circulation.” In Literary and Textual Circulation, ed. Jose Luiz Jobim. Peter Lang, 122.Google Scholar
Moretti, Franco. 2003. “More Conjectures.” New Left Review, Vol. 20: 7381.Google Scholar
Neumann, Birgit and Rippl, Gabriele. 2017Anglophone World Literatures: Introduction.” Anglia, Vol. 135, No. 1: 120.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Prendergast, Christopher. 2004. Debating World Literature. Verso.Google Scholar
Rocha, João Castro, Cézar. 2013. “Introduction: Lusofonia – A Concept and Its Discontents.” Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. 25: 112.Google Scholar
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 2003. “Planetarity.” In Death of a Discipline. Columbia University Press, 71102.Google Scholar
Strauss, Leo. 1975. “The Three Waves of Modernity.” Political Philosophy, Six Essays, edited by Gildin, Hilail, Pegasus-Bobbs-Merrill, 8198.Google Scholar
Tanoukhi, Nirvana. 2008. “The Scale of World Literature.” New Literary History, Vol. 39: 599617.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Thomsen, Mads Rosendahl. 2008. Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures. Continuum.Google Scholar

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the or variations. ‘’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Available formats

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Available formats