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Secondary Reading

Like all bibliographies, this is indicative. There's a lot of texts out there on general approaches to globalisation,

on the more specific areas of globalisation and culture, on world literature, etc.


Anderson, B. Imagined Communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism (1991)

Appadurai, A. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization (2000)

Brennan, T. At Home in the World: cosmopolitanism now (1997)

Brooker, P & Thacker, A. (eds), Geographies of modernism: literatures, cultures, spaces (2005)

Casanova, P. The World Republic of Letters (2004)

Cazdyn, E. & Szeman, I., After Globalization (2011)

Damrosch, D. What is World Literature? (2003)

—. How to Read World Literature (2008)

Connell, L. & Marsh, N. Literature and Globalization: a reader (2011)

Dimock, W C. & Buell, L., Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature (2007)

Featherstone, M., Lash, S. & Robertson, R. Global Modernities (1995)

Gupta, Suman, Globalization and Literature (2009)

Head, D. The state of the novel: Britain and beyond (2008)

Jameson, F & Miyoshi, M. The Cultures of Globalization (1998)

Jay, P. Global matters: the transnational turn in literary studies, (2010)

Lechner, F. & Boli, J. The Globalization Reader (2004)

Lukacs, Georg, The Historical Novel (1962)

King, A. D. (ed) Culture, Globalization, and The World-System: Contemporary Conditions

for the Representation of Identity (1997)

McDonald, C. & Suleiman, S. (eds) French Global : A New Approach to Literary History (2010)

McKeon, M. Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach (2000)

Moretti, F. Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History (2005)

—. An Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 (1998)

— (ed). The Novel 2 vols. (2006)

Prendergast, C. (ed) Debating World Literature (2004)

Saussy, H. (ed) Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006)

Schoene-Harwood, B. The Cosmopolitan Novel (2009)

Shannon, T. An Introduction to the World-Systems Perspective (1989)

Szeman, I. The Globalization of Fiction/The Fiction of Globalization (2001)

Tomlinson, J. Globalization and Culture (1999)

Valdez Moses, M. The Novel and the Globalization of Culture (1995)

Walkowitz, Rebecca L. Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization (2006)

Wallerstein, I. World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction (2004a)

Watt, I. The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (1957)


John Galt, Annals of the Parish

Aldrich, R. "The Major Scottish Novels" in John Galt (1978)

Boehrer, M., "Thinking locally: novelistic worlds in provincial fiction", in Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener (eds)

Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period (2008) (also online)

Costain, K., "The Scottish Ficiton of John Galt", in Douglas Gifford (ed),

The History of Scottish Literature Vol. 3 Nineteenth Century (1988)

Duncan, I., "Scotland and the Novel", in Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener (eds)

Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period (2008) (also online)

Esterhammer, Angela. "John Galt's Fictional and Performative Worlds", in Murray Pittock (ed),

The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism (2011)

Hart, Francis Russell, 'John Galt' in The Scottish Novel (1978)

Kinsley, J., "Introduction" to John Galt, Annals of the Parish (Oxford: OUP, 1986 [1967])

Moretti, F. Part 2 of Graphs, Maps, Trees: abstract models for a literary history (2005)

(this part also Published in New Left Review 26, 2004))

Walker, M. 'John Galt: Theoretical History', in Scottish Literature since 1707 (1996)

Watson, R. Galt Section in The Literature of Scotland: the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century (2nd edn, 2009)

Devine, T. The Scottish Nation 1700-2000 (2000)

Harvie, C., Scotland and Nationalism: Scottish History and Politics 1707 to the Present (2004)


Halldór Laxness, Independent People

Icelandic Literature (from LION) (Word Document)

Peter Hallberg, Intro to Laxness and Chapter on Independent People from his book: Halldor Laxness, (Twayne: NYC, 1971) (PDF Document)

Peter Hallberg, 'Halldor Laxness and the Sagas of Modern Iceland', The Georgia Review 1995 Spring Pt 1, pp. 34-45 (PDF Document)

Robert Jennings Parker, Stoic farmers, silent women: The portrayal of the Icelandic family in two novels by Halldor Laxness (2008) - Ch4 on Google Books

Magnus Magnusson, 'Seeing the Truth', New Statesman, 25 December 2000 - 1January 2001. pp. 91-92 (PDF Document)

Sigurdur A Magnusson, 'The World of Halldor Laxness', World Literature Today, 66: 3, 1992 (Summer), 457-463

(PDF Document)

Various Articles from Scandinavica: An International Journal of Scandinavian Studies,

Special Issue: 'The Silent Music of the Clouds: 100 Years with Halldor Laxness', Vol 42 no. 1 May 2003 (PDF Document)

Laxness Bio from LION: (Word Document)

Helga Kress, 'Halldór Laxness', entry for Dictionary of Literary Biography 293, Icelandic Writers (Chicago: Gale), 125-149. (PDF Document)


Gabriel Garciá Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

(There's a lot of material on Marquez online and in the library. This is a selection of some of the most recent critical books.)

Leslie Bethell (ed), A cultural history of Latin America: literature, music, and the visual arts in the 19th and 20th centuries (1998)

Leslie Bethell (ed), The Cambridge history of Latin America. Vol. 10, Latin America since 1930 : ideas, culture and society [electronic resource] (2008)

Fernando Coronil, 'Latin American postcolonial studies and global decolonization' in Neil Lazarus (ed)

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Studies (2004)

Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker (eds),

The Cambridge history of Latin American literature. Vol. 2, The twentieth century [hard copy & electronic resource] (2008).

Efrain Kristal, The Cambridge companion to the Latin American novel [hard copy & electronic resource] (2005)

Christopher Warnes, Magical realism and the postcolonial novel [electronic resource] (2009)

Michael Bell, Gabriel García Márquez : solitude and solidarity (1993)

Gene H. Bell-Villada, García Márquez : the man and his work (1990)

—. Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook (2002)

Alok Bhalla, Garcia Marquez and Latin America (1987)

Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez and the Invention of America (1987)

Regina Janes, One Hundred Years of Solitude: Modes of Reading (1991)

Gerald Martin, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life (2008)

Bernard McGuirk & Richard Cardwell (eds), Gabriel García Márquez: New Readings (1987)

George R. McMurray (ed), Critical Essays on Gabriel García Márquez (1987)

--Gabriel García Márquez: Life, Work and Criticism (1987)

Kathleen McNerney, Understanding Gabriel García Márquez (1989)

Stephen Minta, Gabriel García Márquez: Writer of Colombia (1987)

Julio Ortega and Claudia Elliot (eds), Gabriel García Márquez and the Powers of Fiction (1988)

Bradley A. Shaw & Nora Vera-Godwin (eds), Critical Perspectives on Gabriel García Márquez (1986)

Philip Swanson, The Cambridge Companion to Gabriel Garciá Márquez [ hard copy & electronic resource] (2010)

Michael Wood, Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude (1990) [hard copy & electronic resource]


Abdalrahman Munif, Cities of Salt (vol 1.)

Munif Seminar

Sabry Hafez, 'An Arabian Master', New Left Review 37 Jan/Feb 2006

Michael T Walonen, “‘The Black and Cruel Demon’ and its Transformations of Space: Toward a Comparative Study of World Literature and Space,” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 14, No. 1 (2012), 59.

Rebecca McLarney, "'Empire of the Machine': Oil in the Arabic Novel", boundary 2 36:2 (2009), 177-98.

Stefan G Meyer, 'Recovering the Past: The "Arabization" of the Novel',

The Experimental Arab Novel: Postcolonial Literary Modernism in the Levant, SUNY: NYC, 2001

Rachel Bronson, Intro and Ch1 from Thicker Than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia, Oxford: OUP, 2006

Peter Hitchcock, “Oil in an American Imaginary”, New Formations 69: 4 (2010): 81-97, 81-82

Peter Theroux, 'Abdelrahman Munif and the Uses of OIl', Words Without Borders: Special Issue on Oil, October 2012:

Ilana Xenos, 'Petro-capitalism, petrofiction, and Islamic discourse: the formation of an imagined community in Cities of Salt', Review Essay in Arab Studies Quarterly, Jan 2006, available at:


Salam Pax: Suman Gupta, Ch6., from Imagining Iraq

Luke Martell, "War and Globalization", The Sociology of Globalization, Cambridge: Polity, 2010

Salam Pax

Joe Sacco, Palestine

SaccoSeminar: (PDF Document)

Lention, R. Thinking Palestine (2008)

Martin Barker, “The Reception of Joe Sacco’s Palestine” Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Nov 2012, 58-73 (available as pdf online)

Ayn Bartley, “The Hateful Self: Substitution and the Ethics of Representing War”, Modern Fiction Studies, Vol 54, Number 1, Spring 2008, pp. 50-71

Rose Brister and Belinda Walzer, “Kairos and Comics: Reading Human Rights Intercontextually in Joe Sacco’s Graphic Narratives”, College Literature, Vol 40, no. 3 Summer 2013, 133-55 (available online via Project Muse)

Hilary Chute and Marianne DeKoven, “Introduction: Graphic Narrative,” Modern Fiction Studies Vol. 52, no. 4, Winter 2006 pps. 767-82

Elaine Martin, “Graphic Novels or Novel Graphics?: The Evolution of an Iconoclastic Genre”, The Comparatist 35 : 2011 pps: 170-81.

Jose Sacco – Interviewed on Palestine, in Aljazeera online,19 July 2008:

Scott McLeod, Understanding Comics (NYC: Harper Collins, 1993)

Silke Horstkotte and Nancy Pedri, “Focalization in Graphic Narrative”, Narrative, Vol 19, No. 3 (October 2011) pp; 330-57

Rebecca Scherr, “Shaking Hands with Other People's Pain: Joe Sacco's Palestine”

Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, Volume

46, Number 1, March 2013, pp. 19-36 (available via Project Muse)

Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco. "Only Pictures?" Nation 6 March 2006. <http://>.

Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg and Alexandra Scgulteis Moore, “Old Questions in New Boxes:
Mia Kirshner’s I Live Here and the Problematics of Transnational Witnessing”, Humanity Fall 2011, 233-53

Shaun Tan, The Accidental Graphic Novelist”, Bookbird 2011, pps: 2-9.

Theresa M. Tensuan, “Crossing The Lines: graphic (life) narratives and co-laborative political transformations”, Biography 32.1 (Winter 2009) pps: 173-89

Yan Lianke, Dream of Ding Village seminar

Yan Lianke Seminar