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Divisions of Labor: Between Cheah’s Worlds

Divisions of Labor: Between Cheah’s Worlds Divisions of Labor Between Cheah's Worlds ragini tharoor srinivasan A review of Pheng Cheah, What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016). Cited in the text as ww. To be a scholar of literature these days it seems you must have a take on, if not a stake in, world literature. Pheng Cheah's What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature is the latest entrant into what is arguably the most contested debate on the study, configuration, and theory of literature today. The much-anticipated monograph presents a project first announced in a 2008 essay in Dædalus: the development of a normative theory of world literature as literature that opens up an "ethicopolitical horizon . . . for the existing world" (ww, 5) as well as "other possible worlds, thereby giving us resolve to respond to modernity's worldlessness and to remake the world according to newly disclosed possibilities" (ww, 129).1 What Is a World? unfolds in three parts, which respectively examine European philosophical conceptualizations of the world and philosophies of worlding (parts 1 and 2), and literature from the postcolonial South (part 3).2 As with Cheah's earlier work, it is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences University of Nebraska Press

Divisions of Labor: Between Cheah’s Worlds

Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences , Volume 25 (1) – Dec 2, 2016

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Divisions of Labor Between Cheah's Worlds ragini tharoor srinivasan A review of Pheng Cheah, What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016). Cited in the text as ww. To be a scholar of literature these days it seems you must have a take on, if not a stake in, world literature. Pheng Cheah's What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature is the latest entrant into what is arguably the most contested debate on the study, configuration, and theory of literature today. The much-anticipated monograph presents a project first announced in a 2008 essay in Dædalus: the development of a normative theory of world literature as literature that opens up an "ethicopolitical horizon . . . for the existing world" (ww, 5) as well as "other possible worlds, thereby giving us resolve to respond to modernity's worldlessness and to remake the world according to newly disclosed possibilities" (ww, 129).1 What Is a World? unfolds in three parts, which respectively examine European philosophical conceptualizations of the world and philosophies of worlding (parts 1 and 2), and literature from the postcolonial South (part 3).2 As with Cheah's earlier work, it is

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Published: Dec 2, 2016

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