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A better half to Comparative Literature offers a set of greater than thirty unique essays from verified and rising students, which discover the historical past, present nation, and way forward for comparative literature.
• positive aspects over thirty unique essays from top foreign individuals
• presents a severe evaluate of the prestige of literary and cross-cultural inquiry
• Addresses the heritage, present country, and way forward for comparative literature
• Chapters tackle such issues because the courting among translation and transnationalism, literary thought and rising media, the way forward for nationwide literatures in an period of globalization, gender and cultural formation throughout time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora experiences, and different experimental ways to literature and tradition.

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The current economic stress simply brings to the fore even more forcefully the wish to justify everything in instrumental terms. Randel’s sense that the rhetoric of crisis is at best a diversionary practice in the humanities recalls Paul de Man’s contention that this rhetoric of crisis is the symptom of a deeper rooted question (Paul de Man, 1983: pp. 3−19). Recent reflections on the humanities have affirmed that they, like Comparative Literature are faced with a problem, but they have not posed the question whether these self-reflexive examinations are themselves part of the crisis they proclaim to the extent that they sustain the humanities at the limit of their significance (and precisely in order to sustain this limit so that such reflections remain repeatable).

For a time the language as well as the religious and social premises of the message restricted it to Jewish circles. Yet the negative reaction which it aroused in Jerusalem, both among the Jewish leaders and among the majority of the people, forced the movement to embark upon the tremendous venture of missionary work among the Gentiles, which was characteristically begun by a member of the Jewish diaspora, the Apostle Paul. With that, an adaptation of the message 26 Rey Chow to the preconceptions of a far wider audience, its detachment from the special preconceptions of the Jewish world, became a necessity and was effected by a method rooted in Jewish tradition but now applied with incomparably greater boldness, the method of revisional interpretation.

To an increasing degree these reports reflect anxiety about what Comparative Literature is and the significance that can be attached to whatever the field was, is, or should be. From this anxiety, the rhetoric of crisis springs as a means of displacing precisely what this anxiety is responding to: namely, comparison’s inability to account theoretically for its own practice except by the extension of that practice. As stated above, these moments of self-reflection are no longer restricted to Comparative Literature but have become increasingly common for other fields, especially English, as well as for the humanities in general.

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