We would like to announce the recent publication of Old Margins and New Centers: The European Literary Heritage in an Age of Globalization, edited by Marc Maufort and Caroline De Wagter. This volume collects selected essays originally presented at an international conference entitled “Old Margins and New Centers: The Legacy of European Literatures in a Globalized Age/Anciennes frontières et nouveaux centres : l’héritage littéraire européen dans une ère de globalisation,” which took place from August 26–28, 2009, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, under the auspices of the ICLA.
About This Work
“This critical anthology seeks to reassess the complex cultural and literary negotiations taking place between Europe and its margins in an increasingly globalized age. The somewhat paradoxical title of this volume playfully reverses traditional views of the relationship between Europe and its ‘Others,’ reflecting the awareness that former European cultural centers could become tomorrow’s new literary margins. This collection reevaluates the enduring impact of European cultural and literary traditions on various postcolonial and contemporary literatures, not only in the world regions that used to be called the new margins of Europe but also in the former center, i.e. Europe itself. As the contributions gathered in this book suggest, the current relationship between European culture and its previous ‘Others’ is no longer marked by unilateral opposition.”
Published by Peter Lang
Also available in: French