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dc.contributor.advisor Jameson, Fredric en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Khanna, Ranjana en_US
dc.contributor.author ORUC, FIRAT en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T14:40:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-01T04:30:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3013
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Focusing on a diverse set of creative work from Europe, East and South Asia, the Americas, Middle East, and Africa, Minor Measures investigates modalities of world writing through modernist, postcolonial and contemporary transnational literatures in the intertwined moments of imperialism, developmentalism and globalism. It studies the category of world literature as a heterogeneous set of narrative-cognitive forms and comparative modes of gauging from a particular positionality the world-systemic pressures on individual and collective bodies. To this end, Minor Measures focuses on the dynamic and increasingly central role of geoliterary imagination in fashioning a secular hermeneutic that maps the relationships and overlaps between the local and the global, here and there, past and present, self and other. Moreover, it highlights the capacities of the literary aesthetics in configuring local subjectivities, affiliations and histories in relation to the abstract cartographic totality of global modernity. Shuttling back and forth between the two poles, literature as world writing refers to the unconscious framework of representing the contingencies of the lived experience of economically, racially, and geographically differentiated subjects from metropolitan, (post)colonial and diasporic positions.</p> en_US
dc.subject Literature, Modern en_US
dc.subject Literature, Comparative en_US
dc.subject Literature, General en_US
dc.subject Globalization and literature en_US
dc.subject Modernism en_US
dc.subject Postcolonial literatures en_US
dc.subject Transnational fiction en_US
dc.subject Twentieth-century literature en_US
dc.subject World literature en_US
dc.title Minor Measures: The Plebeian Aesthetics of World Literature in the Twentieth Century en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Literature en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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