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Editor's Foreword: Comparatism in Polysystemic Perspective

Editor's Foreword: Comparatism in Polysystemic Perspective Editor's Foreword: Comparatism in Polysystemic Perspective Marcel Cornis-Pope The Comparatist, Volume 20, May 1996, pp. 1-5 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1996.0002 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415105/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:14 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPAKATIST EDITOR'S FOREWORD: COMPARATISM IN POLYSYSTEMIC PERSPECTIVE Comparative literature, Charles Bernheimer has reminded us re- cently, "is anxiogenic" ("Introduction" 1). A befitting definition, coming as it does from the leading author of the 1993 ACLA Report which had raised our level of awareness and anxiety with its vision of "Comparative Literature at the Turn ofthe Century." Bernheimer's subsequent review of the controversy this report has stirred is more sympathetic to our worries. To begin with, he admits that we have aU embraced an impossi- ble discipUne in which we are expected to know more than our "peers in the national Uterature departments-more knowledge of languages, more reading of literatures, more expertise in theory-but it is not clear that [we] wiU benefit professionaUy from aU this extra work" (Introduction 1). We are being urged to branch out into increasingly complex theoretical and multicultural territories, but our interdisciplinarity is not appreci- ated in the fragmented http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Editor's Foreword: Comparatism in Polysystemic Perspective

The Comparatist , Volume 20 – Oct 3, 2012

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Editor's Foreword: Comparatism in Polysystemic Perspective Marcel Cornis-Pope The Comparatist, Volume 20, May 1996, pp. 1-5 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1996.0002 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415105/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:14 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPAKATIST EDITOR'S FOREWORD: COMPARATISM IN POLYSYSTEMIC PERSPECTIVE Comparative literature, Charles Bernheimer has reminded us re- cently, "is anxiogenic" ("Introduction" 1). A befitting definition, coming as it does from the leading author of the 1993 ACLA Report which had raised our level of awareness and anxiety with its vision of "Comparative Literature at the Turn ofthe Century." Bernheimer's subsequent review of the controversy this report has stirred is more sympathetic to our worries. To begin with, he admits that we have aU embraced an impossi- ble discipUne in which we are expected to know more than our "peers in the national Uterature departments-more knowledge of languages, more reading of literatures, more expertise in theory-but it is not clear that [we] wiU benefit professionaUy from aU this extra work" (Introduction 1). We are being urged to branch out into increasingly complex theoretical and multicultural territories, but our interdisciplinarity is not appreci- ated in the fragmented

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