Memoryscapes in World Literature

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Vilashini Cooppan is Professor of Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing (Stanford University Press, 2009). Her essays on postcolonial and world literatures, globalization theory, psychoanalysis, nationalism, memory studies, and affect theory have appeared in the journals symplokéComparative Literature StudiesPublic Culture, GrammaConcentric, and PMLA, as well as in several edited volumes, including Loss: The Politics of MourningBeyond Postcolonial StudiesThe MLA Guide to Teaching World LiteratureThe Routledge Companion to World Literature, Approaches to World Literature, and The Cambridge Companion to the Novel. New essays and articles are forthcoming this year in the Handbook of World Anglophone Literature, The Cambridge Companion to World Literature, Qui Parle, and Critical Times. She is completing a book tentatively titled “The World at Large: Memoryscapes in World Literature.”