In her article "Could World Literature be the Future of Comparative Literature?" Jing Zhou reviews the disciplinary history and current situation of comparative literature, and then considers the feasibility and validity of world literature as the future of the discipline in Euro-U.S. scholarship. She addresses the pros and cons of world literature raised by David Damrosch, and concludes that world literature at present is not ready to take the responsibility as the future of comparative literature because of its persistent Euro-U.S. centrism. As an alternative to this perspective, she suggests the discipline reconsider theories from peripheral or semi-peripheral areas.
"Could World Literature be the Future of Comparative Literature?."
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