Description: Editorial board members of the five-volume, 1.5 million-word Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Literature, published in January 2020, discuss the practical deployment of hitherto largely abstract concepts in world literature. How did questions of canonization, literary history, and aesthetic categories play out in this nine-year project that brought together three hundred scholars from twenty-four countries and scores of traditions and fields?
Abigail Celis, Penn State U, University Park
Christine Nuhad Chism, U of California, Los Angeles
Wiebke Denecke, Boston U
Frieda Ekotto, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Christopher M. Lupke, U of Alberta
Evan Nicoll-Johnson, U of California, Los Angeles
Ken Seigneurie, Simon Fraser U