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Combined and Uneven Development: Towards a New Theory of World-Literature

Sharae Deckard, Nicholas Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Graeme Macdonald, Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Benita Parry, and Stephen Shapiro


This book attempts to resituate the problem of ‘world literature’, considered as a revived category of theoretical enquiry, by pursuing the literary-cultural implications of the theory of combined and uneven development. The implications of this theory for cultural analysis have received relatively little attention, even though it might be said to draw attention to a central arc or trajectory of modern(ist) production in literature and the other arts worldwide. It is in the conjuncture of combined and uneven development, on the one hand, and the recently interrogated and expanded categories of ... More

Keywords: World literature, World-system, Combined and uneven development, Modernity, Peripheral realism, Literary form

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381892
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharae Deckard, author
University of Warwick

Nicholas Lawrence, author
University of Warwick

Neil Lazarus, author
University of Warwick