Ian Almond The Ghost Story in Mexican, Turkish and Bengali Fiction Bhut, Fantasma, Hayalet Whatever one understands by the term âWorld Literatureââwhether it is a pedagogy (Damrosch), a new period of fiction, a school of theory (Moretti 55) or a global franchise (Apter 17)âthe allegations of Eurocentrism or an overtly Western-Â entered approach leveled against it continue to grow. As far as antholoc gies go, these allegations are difficult to deny. Past anthologies are disappointing: Queneauâs three-Â olume history of literature (1958), which gave India and China two hundred and seventy pages in the final volume, or Hans Meyerâs Weltliteratur, which made no mention of non-Â uropean literature at all (Fokkema 1290â91). Present anthologies provide an even more bitter taste: the 2013 edition of Norton Anthology of World Literature allots just over 500 of its 1800 pages to non-Â estern literatures (in a world where non-Â estern countries make up 90% of the planet). Goethe receives as much space as Africa.1 This essay suggests a South-Â outh-Â outh approach as one possible means of redressing this imbalance, and structures of haunting and spectrality as an ideal lens through which to embark upon a re-Â entered comparativism. The fact
The Comparatist – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Nov 1, 2017
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