What is Comparative Literature Today? - Susan Bassnett Discuss how Susan Bassnett argues that the reading of one author automatically leads to another. As Matthew Arnold puts it, “everywhere there is connection, everywhere there is illustration”. Susan Bassnett argues that anyone who has an interest in books embarks on the road towards comparative literatur
The Case for Comparative Literature- R K Dhavan Q. How does R K Dhavan define comparative Literature? Etymologically, the term means ‘any literary work that compares’. Such a comparison could be in terms of structure, style or philosophic vision. It should lead us to a more comprehensive and adequate understanding of the works and their authors. Mainl
A Theoretical Framework for Influence Study in the Indo-Anglian Context What does expansion of linguistic systems an index of? Elaborate. Linguistic acculturation as a part of culture contact associates itself with a number of psycho-linguistic and socio-linguistic processes, which we would call confrontations. An overall view of linguistic influence suggests that expansion in li
Comparative Literature: Retrospect and Prospect - B.K.Das What are source and target languages? A translator while undertaking the task of translation deals with two languages – the Source Language (SL) and the Target Language (TL). The translator renders the Source Language text into the Target Language text.
Comparative Literature “It is only by way of comparison that we know the truth precisely... All knowledge which is not obtained through the simple and pure intuition of an isolated thing is obtained by the comparison of two or more things among themselves. And almost all the work of human reason consists without doubt in making this operation