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Transregional and Postcolonial Studies

Some of the most prominent debates in Comparative Literature over the last decade or so turn renewed attention to two of the discipline's most traditional topics: World Literature and Translation. To an extent, these debates follow through on the postcolonial critique of Eurocentrism and relay the commitment in the discipline consequent upon that critique to studying the languages, literatures, and cultures of regions beyond Europe’s boundaries and to reflecting critically on the transcultural and translational frictions underlying claims or aspirations to worldliness.