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Review Article Volume 6 Issue 5

Beyond Borders: Redefining Comparative Literature in an Age of Multiculturalism

Dawit Dibekulu1* and Tesfaye Dagnew2

1PhD Candidate in Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
1Associate Professor in Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Dawit Dibekulu, PhD Candidate in Literature, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.

Received: April 16, 2024; Published: April 30, 2024

Abstract

Bathed in the vibrant hues of multiculturalism, "world literature" explodes beyond its Eurocentric past. Comparative literature, once a quest for universality, now stumbles at the crossroads. Aristotle's mimesis, a grand mirror reflecting Western echoes, still whispers, yet a kaleidoscope of diverse voices clamor for attention. Can comparative literature fashion a lens that captures not just familiar notes but the symphony of every tongue? This essay wrestles with this dissonance, seeking a harmony where each cultural narrative finds its rightful place. It delves into the challenges of embracing difference, daring to imagine a chorus where every voice sings not in unison, but in vibrant counterpoint, composing a richer, truer melody of human experience.

Keywords: Comparative Literature; Age of Multiculturalism; Challenges

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Citation

Citation: Dawit Dibekulu and Tesfaye Dagnew. “Beyond Borders: Redefining Comparative Literature in an Age of Multiculturalism".Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 6.5 (2024): 10-15.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Dawit Dibekulu and Tesfaye Dagnew. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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