These critical interventions seek to interrogate the relevance of world literature today. How can world literature be characterised as an academic field? What are approaches, concepts, and discussions that a new approach to world literature can draw from?
In this series of blog posts we discuss academic works and interventions on world literature, intellectual history, global studies, and culture industries. What concepts, reflections, and texts can help us define “significant geographies” and think about the histories of “multilingual locals”? This section offers critical and theoretical interventions and reviews theories and theorists, putting them in dialogue with our framework and our three regional case studies: North India, the Maghreb and the Horn of Africa.