Comparative Literature/World Literature: A Discussion with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and David Damrosch

Spivak, Gayatri C.; Damrosch, David

The following is a discussion between two distinguished comparative literature
scholars, David Damrosch and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. This is a transcription
of their dialogue, delivered orally before a large audience at the 2011 American
Comparative Literature Conference in Vancouver, Canada, on 2 April. It has been
lightly edited to remove the natural redundancy inherent to oral communication,
to eliminate asides regarding technical aspects of the presentation, and to fill in
gaps in the recording process, which left inaudible portions. They were introduced
by then-president of the ACLA, Haun Saussy. (Biographical data on Damrosch
and Spivak can be found in the “Contributors” section at the end of this journal.)


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March 13, 2015