World Englishes, Global Classrooms: The Future of English Literary and Linguistic Studies

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This book provides a critical overview of contemporary world issues in Language and Literary Studies. It offers specific ideas as to how to move away from the traditional literary canon, on the one hand, and traditional native-speaker norms in English language teaching, on the other. It delivers a global perspective of both the growth and the challenges in ELT studies around the world. Following the introduction, the first section of the book contains chapters from international scholars on recognizing and diversifying Englishes in today’s language and translation classrooms. Specifically, the chapters focus on issues such as the cultural hegemony of a monolithic English, English and university pedagogy, English as a gatekeeper, and the role of a reconceived English education in promoting cross-cultural understanding. The second section focuses on the interaction of literature and culture, with specific chapters focusing on decolonizing the traditional literary canon, defining a global text, representing cultural interactions in literary texts, and emerging genres in contemporary English literature. Both sections of the book question the existing boundaries in a post-2020 world, specifically in a non-western world. It is an indispensable resource for scholars in cultural studies, linguistics, and literary studies.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages326
ISBN (Electronic)9789811940330
ISBN (Print)9789811940323
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Deconstructing world literature/English
  • ELT studies
  • Identity in global crisis
  • Language and literary intertextuality
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Literary culture and community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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