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From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema Between the Second and Third Worlds

From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema Between the Second and Third Worlds Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/comparative-literature/article-pdf/74/1/144/1474154/144khotimsky.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 From Internationalism to Postcolonialism:Literature and Cinema Between the Second and Third Worlds. By Rossen Djagalov. Ontario: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2020. 328 pp. Rossen Djagalov’s From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third Worlds is a groundbreaking study of intellectual, sociocultural, political, and artistic networks that have emerged as the result of the Soviet engagement with the literary and cinematic fields in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Using previously unpublished archi- val materials, personal interviews, photographs, and a variety of critical sources, this mono- graph investigates how the second and the third world were mutually constitutive. Djaga- lov’s approach is characterized by depth of analysis of cultural institutions and networks, supported by insightful comparative readings of novels and films. The book makes a compelling argument for the study of this heritage and challenges existing theoretical models of postcolonialism and world literature. Theintroduction lays out thecomplex historical andtheoretical background of the project and sets out to reconfigure therelationship between Soviet and postcolonial studies. Indefin- ing his theoretical approach, Djagalov favors the term “third-worldist,” alluding to Vijay Pra- shad’s idea of “third world as a project,” and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Comparative Literature Duke University Press

From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema Between the Second and Third Worlds

Comparative Literature , Volume 74 (1) – Mar 1, 2022

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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/comparative-literature/article-pdf/74/1/144/1474154/144khotimsky.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 From Internationalism to Postcolonialism:Literature and Cinema Between the Second and Third Worlds. By Rossen Djagalov. Ontario: McGill–Queen’s University Press, 2020. 328 pp. Rossen Djagalov’s From Internationalism to Postcolonialism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third Worlds is a groundbreaking study of intellectual, sociocultural, political, and artistic networks that have emerged as the result of the Soviet engagement with the literary and cinematic fields in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Using previously unpublished archi- val materials, personal interviews, photographs, and a variety of critical sources, this mono- graph investigates how the second and the third world were mutually constitutive. Djaga- lov’s approach is characterized by depth of analysis of cultural institutions and networks, supported by insightful comparative readings of novels and films. The book makes a compelling argument for the study of this heritage and challenges existing theoretical models of postcolonialism and world literature. Theintroduction lays out thecomplex historical andtheoretical background of the project and sets out to reconfigure therelationship between Soviet and postcolonial studies. Indefin- ing his theoretical approach, Djagalov favors the term “third-worldist,” alluding to Vijay Pra- shad’s idea of “third world as a project,” and

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