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Disturbing Conventions: Decentering Thai Literary Cultures

Harrison, Rachel, ed. (2014) Disturbing Conventions: Decentering Thai Literary Cultures. London and New York: Rowman and Littlefield International.

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Abstract

Disturbing Conventions draws the study of Thai literature out of the relative isolation that has to date impeded its participation in the wider field of comparative and world literature. Predominantly penned by Thai academics, the collection decentres Thai literary studies in order to move beyond the traditionalist, conservative concerns of the academy which have, until relatively recently, foreclosed the use of "Western" theory in the study of Thai literature. The book introduces new frames of analysis to the study of Thai literature to bring it into dialogue with debates in wider fields and the world beyond its national borders. As a result, Disturbing Conventions offers an essential contribution to the comparative study of world literature and Asian cultural studies.

Item Type: Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Keywords: Thailand; world literature; literary criticism; Thai cultural studies; Asian cultural studies
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia
ISBN: 1783480149
Depositing User: Rachel Harrison
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2015 17:49
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20840

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