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date: 22 March 2019

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What should modernist studies do to adapt to the growing globalization of the field? This article reviews the new paradigms for studying world literature and the debates about comparativity that are most relevant to modernist studies, suggesting some different comparative strategies for reading modernism on a planetary scale. To attain a fully planetary reach, however, modernist studies must break out of the Eurocentric center/periphery and diffusionist models of reading that have dominated the field. To foster both deep contextualization and global breadth, a comparative modernist studies on a planetary scale requires a collaborative effort on the part of many scholars working in different ways.

Keywords: global modernism, globalization, Eurocentric models, comparative modernist studies

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