“We are ourselves fremdsprachig”: Foreign Literature Studies in the Twenty-First Century
Keywords:Leonard Woolf, The Village in the Jungle
AbstractThis article discusses the question of the relevance of foreign language literary studies in light of current European research policies – specifically some of the "challenges" formulated in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17. Through a reading of Leonard Woolf's 1913 novel The Village in the Jungle, the author argues that the fundamental stance that defines foreign language literary studies – that of the foreigner – comes with a heuristic, cognitive and ethical potential that also translates into other disciplines and areas of enquiry.
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