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Planetary Figurations: Intensive Genre in World Literature
Modern Languages Open
This article surveys the growing attention to genre in the works of Wai Chee Dimock, Rosi Braidotti, Lauren Berlant and Rita Felski, among others. I argue that attention to transnational genres, far from valorising global sameness, offers a way to mark cultural difference, relationality and the specific knowledge of nationally and locally embedded traditions. The influx of new voices and visions, I contend, has changed our view of what literature is and does, moving away from the notion ofdoi:10.3828/mlo.v0i0.204 fatcat:p454t76s3nc57ckh4a6jd7isk4