Drawing on postcolonial and gender studies, as well as affect theory, the book interrogates cosmopolitan philosophies. Through analysis of J.M. Coetzee's later fiction, Hallemeier invites the re-imagining of cosmopolitanism, particularly as it is performed through the reading of literature.
Katherine Hallemeier is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Oklahoma State University, USA.
Introduction: Cosmopolitanism and Feeling 1: Sympathy and Cosmopolitanism 2: John Coetzee and Rational Cosmopolitanism 3: Elizabeth Costello and Affective Cosmopolitanism 4: Shame and Cosmopolitanism 5: J.M. Coetzee and Nonhuman Cosmopolitanism Epilogue: Leave Taking