Brings together postcolonial and world literature perspectives to explore the ways in which contemporary writers such as Roberto Bolano, J.M. Coetzee, Yuri Herrera and Marlon James respond to the challenges of globalization.
Introduction. Why World Literature Needs Postcolonial Theory
1. A World Empire of Letters: Theories of World Literature from Nation to World-System
2. Modernity in Relation: Rethinking the Sociology of World Literature
3. Globalizing Dissent: Active Resistance and the Politics of Relation in Postcolonial and World Literatures
4. Enacting Equality: Postcolonialism After World Literature Bibliography Index
Lorna Burns is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures at the University of St Andrews, UK. She is the author of Contemporary Caribbean Writing and Deleuze (Bloomsbury, 2012).