PLCS 26 (2014)
Literary Histories in Portuguese
Editor - João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
In the past few decades, the discipline of literary history has been the subject of intense discussion, from David Perkins's provocative question Is Literary History Possible? to the debates generated by a series of thought-provoking volumes dedicated to the writing of innovative national literary histories, published by Harvard University Press—namely, A New History of French Literature (1989), A New History of German Literature (2005), and A New Literary History of America (2009). This latest volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies reflects on the problem of literary history in the Lusophone world, with an emphasis on theories of literary history and of literary history and empire.