Comparative literature in an age of globalization

  title={Comparative literature in an age of globalization},
  author={Haun Saussy},
As an academic discipline built upon Enlightenment thought and a cosmopolitan worldview-not grounded in the literary tradition of any single language or nation-comparative literature has benefited from regular reexamination of its basic principles and practices. The American Comparative Literature Association 1993 report on the state of the discipline, prepared under the leadership of Charles Bernheimer, focused on the influence of multiculturalism as a concept transforming literary and… Expand
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