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 GlobalLIT project word cloud

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Project "GlobalLIT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Edgbaston
postcode: B15 2TT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙498˙982 €
 EC max contribution 1˙498˙982 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2023-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 1˙498˙982.00


 Project objective

Literary theory is often regarded as a twentieth century invention, with no precedents prior to modernity. This relegates older discourses on literature to the status of source material, pertaining to literature’s past, rather than as springboards for literature’s future. While the self-understanding of literary theory’s modernity helped to bring about the discipline’s birth, and hence was innovative in its own time, at present it accounts for many gaps and limits within its current structure, whereby European aesthetic categories remain normative and lesser-known geographies are marginalized within synthetic accounts of literary form. Even when the literatures studied are non-European, the literary theory used to understand these texts often circulates within a restricted set of modern European traditions.

A more pluralistic approach to literary knowledge that takes account of the radically different temporalities in the genesis of literary form across different literary traditions, and which explores the different meanings of literature across varying historical and cultural contexts, will reinvigorate the discipline of literary studies with new understandings of the capacity of critique, new views of the role of aesthetic judgment and its ontological foundations, and new ways of imagining the status of literature—poetry in particular—in the public sphere. Through four case studies of Arabic, Persian, Turkic, and Georgian literary theory in the Islamic world (especially the Caucasus), we will produce co-authored articles, individual monographs, and a cumulative anthology of key contributions to literary theory from the Islamic world. Moving beyond the parameters of modernity itself, GlobalLIT seeks to invigorate the discipline of literary studies with new answers to ancient questions. While some of our texts have been studied before, most have not been the subject of sustained scholarly research, and have never before been placed into systematic comparison.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Rebecca Ruth Gould, Kayvan Tahmasebian
Dancing in Chains
published pages: 64-68, ISSN: 0269-0055, DOI: 10.1080/02690055.2019.1613017
Wasafiri 34/3 2020-03-23
2019 Rebecca Ruth Gould
The Persianate Cosmology of Historical Inquiry in the Caucasus: ʿAbbās Qulī Āghā Bākīkhānūf’s Cosmological Cosmopolitanism
published pages: 272-297, ISSN: 0010-4124, DOI: 10.1215/00104124-7546287
Comparative Literature 71/3 2020-03-23
2018 Rebecca Ruth Gould
Hard Translation: Persian Poetry and Post-National Literary Form
published pages: 191-206, ISSN: 0015-8518, DOI: 10.1093/fmls/cqx039
Forum for Modern Language Studies 54/2 2020-03-23

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