Sutras as a Genre of World Literature: Thoughts on Translation, Translatio, and Poetry as Movement

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Abstract

This article thinks through the Buddhist sutra as a mode of world literary production from the second century CE to the present. I argue for understanding the sutra as a site of remediation and as a massively open-ended textual project aimed at articulating expressions of insight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-132
Number of pages10
JournalSymposium - Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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