Americanization of Continental European Theory: Paradigm Shift in Hundred-Year Euro-American Literary Studies
The knowledge and disciplinary formation of foreign literature, world literature and comparative literature started in Western Europe inthe beginning of the 20thcentury, institutionalized in Anglo-American academia around the mid-20thand widely dispersed across the world, including China. This essay traces the genealogy of these disciplines from the perspectives of broad socio-political history, intellectual history, and academic history, focusing on the dispersion, transformation and Americanization of continental European theory (particularly French) of the 1960s onwards. The essay examines the U.S. academic professionalization and institutionalization, as well as politicization, or further radicalization, of the Continental European theory and their global implications.
continental European theory, Americanization, literary studies
Liu, Kang. 2023. "Americanization of Continental European Theory: Paradigm Shift in Hundred-Year Euro-American Literary Studies." Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art 43, (2): pp.1-12. https://tsla.researchcommons.org/journal/vol43/iss2/1