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The Politics of Langauge in World Literature 

My research hopes to examine how French and English-speaking novelists outside of France and England have reclaimed and transformed these conventionally elite languages as vehicles of anti-imperialist protest. Using as a theoretical springboard the manifesto Pour une “littérature-monde” en français (Le Bris, 2007), according to which world literature is neither universal nor homogenised in the way some theorists suggest, my research argues that contemporary world literature is a site of resistance that de-stabilises traditional, literary canons. By exploring the politics of language in these two contexts, I hope to re-situate world literature as a strategic site of ethical and aesthetic intervention.

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