Figures of Transcontinental Multilingualism

ab 29,90 

K. Alfons Knauth, Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90953-4
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2018
Seiten 313
Bindung broschiert
Reihe poethik polyglott

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This volume investigates outstanding figures and
configurations of literary and cultural multilingualism on a
transcontinental and on a global scale. Its first focus is
on the both subcontinental and transcontinental Indies, on
the oxymoronic figure of East West India and on the stirring
‚relations through words‘ in Luso-Afro-Indian, Anglo-Indian
and Indo-European areas. The second focus is on the
cross-cultural configuration of East and West shaped by some
striking Sino-European and Sino-American events in early
modern and modern times. A third issue concerns the glocal
and globoglot ‚people of paper‘ in a contemporary
Californian town, and, last the all-embracing, all-devouring
ouroboros and other multi-lingual ophidians.

Subha Chakraborty Dasgupta is a former
Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University
(Kolkata, India). She also served as Visiting Faculty at
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and at the University of

K. Alfons Knauth is Professor emeritus of Romance Philology
at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) and was Chairman of the
Research Committee „Mapping Multilingualism in World
Literature“ (2007 – 2013) within the International
Comparative Literature Association (ICLA/AILC).