Title

Section II Introduction: The Iberian Peninsula as a Literary Space

DOI

10.1075/chlel.xxiv.03fel

Abstract

A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula is the second comparative history of a new subseries with a regional focus, published by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. As its predecessor for East-Central Europe, this two-volume history distances itself from traditional histories built around periods and movements, and explores, from a comparative viewpoint, a space considered to be a powerful symbol of inter-literary relations. Both the geographical pertinence and its symbolic condition are obviously discussed, when not even contested.

A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula undermines the primacy claimed for national and linguistic boundaries, and provides a geo-cultural account of literary inter-systems which cannot otherwise be explained.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2010

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Copyright © 2010 John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book chapter first appeared in A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula.

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