By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

For virtually 3 a long time, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing throughout disciplinary limitations. this day she continues to be one of many optimal figures within the examine of global literature and its cultural outcomes. during this new ebook she broadcasts the loss of life of comparative literature as we all know it and sounds an pressing demand a "new comparative literature," within which the self-discipline is given new lifestyles -- person who isn't appropriated and made up our minds by means of the market.

In the period of globalization, while significant tasks of global literature in translation are being undertaken within the usa, how will we safeguard the multiplicity of languages and literatures on the college? Spivak demonstrates how critics attracted to social justice may still pay shut awareness to literary shape and gives new interpretations of classics reminiscent of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. via shut readings of texts not just in English, French, and German but additionally in Arabic and Bengali, Spivak practices what she preaches.

Acclaim for Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and her work:

"[Spivak] pioneered the research in literary idea of non-Western women." -- Edward W. Said

"She has most likely performed extra long term political sturdy, in pioneering feminist and post-colonial stories inside international academia, than nearly any of her theoretical colleagues." -- Terry Eagleton

"A star in academia... create[s] a stir anyplace she goes." -- The ny Times

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