New Comparisons in World Literature offers a fresh perspective on one of the most exciting current debates in humanities by approaching 'world literature' not in terms of particular kinds of reading but as a particular kind of writing. We take 'world literature' to be that body of writing that registers in various ways, at the levels of form and content, the historical experience of capitalist modernity. We aim to publish works that take up the challenge of understanding how literature registers both the global extension of 'modern' social forms and relations and the peculiar new modes of existence and experience that are engendered as a result. Our particular interest lies in studies that analyse the registration of this decisive historical process in literary consciousness and affect. We welcome proposals for monographs, edited collections and Palgrave Pivots (short works of 25,000-50,000 words).
Dr Nicholas Brown, University of Illinois, USA; Dr Bo G. Ekelund, University of Stockholm, Sweden; Dr Dorota Kolodziejczyk, Wroclaw University, Poland; Professor Paulo de Medeiros, University of Warwick, UK; Dr Robert Spencer, University of Manchester, UK; Professor Imre Szeman, University of Alberta, Canada; Professor Peter Hitchcock, Baruch College, USA; Dr Ericka Beckman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Dr Sarah Brouillette, Carleton University, Canada; Professor Supriya Chaudhury, Jadavpur University, India; Professor Stephen Shapiro, University of Warwick, UK.