Major versus Minor? – Languages and Literatures in a Globalized World

Editors
| University of Leuven
| University of Leuven
| Åbo Akademi University
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027201287 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027268549 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
 
Do the notions of “World Lingua Franca” and “World Literature” now need to be firmly relegated to an imperialist-cum-colonialist past? Or can they be rehabilitated in a practical and equitable way that fully endorses a politics of recognition? For scholars in the field of languages and literatures, this is the central dilemma to be faced in a world that is increasingly globalized. In this book, the possible banes and benefits of globalization are illuminated from many different viewpoints by scholars based in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. Among their more particular topics of discussion are: language spread, language hegemony, and language conservation; literary canons, literature and identity, and literary anthologies; and the bearing of the new communication technologies on languages and literatures alike. Throughout the book, however, the most frequently explored opposition is between languages or literatures perceived as “major” and others perceived as “minor”, two terms which are sometimes qualitative in connotation, sometimes quantitative, and sometimes both at once, depending on who is using them and with reference to what.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 1]  2015.  xv, 280 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Series editor’s preface
ix
Acknowledgement
xi
Contributors
xiii–xv
Introduction
Theo D’haen, Iannis Goerlandt and Roger D. Sell
1–12
Languages
The “Minor Language” Perspective
Östen Dahl
15–24
The Language Milieu of the Old Order Amish: Preserving Pennsylvania Deitsch
Johanna Jansson
25–42
English – The Last Lingua franca?
Nicholas Ostler
43–52
National Identities and the Latin Language in Hungary and Croatia: Language Conflicts, 1784-1848
Lav Subaric
53–66
Error and Innovation in Postcolonial Composition: The Implications of World Englishes
David Huddart
67–80
Cultivating Learners’ Intellectual Growth and Conceptual Thinking Skills through Selected Literary Works: A Strategic Approach to Writing Development in English
Amporn Srisermbhok
81–100
Theoretical Considerations
Critical Glissantism: Édouard Glissant’s Views on Language(s)
Kathleen Gyssels
103–124
Decolonizing World Literature
Magdi Youssef
125–140
Minor and Major Readings Across Cultures
Lotta Strandberg
141–156
From Black Athena to Black Dionysus and Beyond?: African Adaptations of Greek Tragedy
Astrid van Weyenberg
157–170
From Minor Genre to Major Genre: Crime Fiction and Autofiction
Karen Ferreira-Meyers
171–186
World Literature / World culture?: TV Series and Video Games
Sylvie André
187–204
Literatures
Small Presses and the Globalization of Poetry
Manuel Brito
207–220
Between “Minor” and “Major” Literatures: The Case of Polish Literature
Marta A. Skwara
221–232
“The world at large … is only an expanded homeland.”: From Goethe’s idea of world literature to contemporary migration literature
Leena Eilittä
233–240
Who is the Other? Goethe’s encounter with “China” in his Concept of Weltliteratur
Yi Chen
241–252
“Major” and “Minor” literatures: Indian cases
Meenakshi Bharat
253–262
A “minor” language in a “major” literature: Contemporary Irish literature
Micéala Symington
263–272
Index
273–280
Cited by

Cited by other publications

Brems, Elke
2018. Separated by the same language: Intralingual translation between Dutch and Dutch. Perspectives 26:4  pp. 509 ff. Crossref logo
Ben Etherington & Jarad Zimbler
2018.  In The Cambridge Companion to World Literature, Crossref logo
Floros, Georgios & Parthena Charalampidou
2019. Website localization. The Journal of Internationalization and Localization 6:2  pp. 108 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 26 november 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN000000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015007160 | Marc record