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Gould, Rebecca Ruth (2018) 'Telling the Story of Literature from Inside Out: The Methods and Tools of Non-European Poetics.' Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 38 (1). pp. 170-180.

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Gould’s discussion of Innovations and Turning Points: Toward a History of Kāvya Literature (2014), a magisterial contribution to South Asian literature edited by Yigal Bronner, David Shulman, and Gary Tubb, situates this work within broader trends within the discipline of comparative literature and cross-cultural poetics. She considers how this volume advances the ability of the discipline overall to engage with multilingual texts, to develop a literary theory based on difference rather than sameness, and to think concretely about how vernacularizing processes contribute to the formation and circulation of literary cultures. While advocating for an intrinsic approach to aesthetic culture, she acknowledges the importance of all methods for engaging with world literature from non-European points of view.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: poetics, aesthetics, literary comparison, South Asia, Islamic world, premodernity, vernacularization
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
ISSN: 1089201X
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, vol.38 (1). pp. 170-180 (2018), published by Duke University Press. Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2023 19:38

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