The Journal of Academic Social Science Studies, no.69, pp.119-126, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
As it is a widely known fact, comparative literature as a discipline acts as a wi-de umbrella in the fields of literary studies that embraces different literary works and genres from various nations and languages. However, for a couple of years, there has been a rising question amongst scholars and literary critics: is comparative literature be-coming extinct? or is it turning into a dead discipline? Actually, it is not completely true, and it is not totally becoming extinct, but it seems to some critics that it is getting old fashioned in the literary world. And, again according to some scholars and cri-tics,‚renovation? of comparative literature is absolutely required. In other words, saving comparative literature from being old fashioned or being extinct completely depends on adding new changes and renovations to its field by embracing all types of literary works and genres from all across the nations and languages that exist in the universe. In order to achieve this kind of renovation, the definition of comparative literature should go un-der a certain type of transformation. The role of comparative literature should not be li-mited with only as the study of European nations or literary works, it should be ‚multi-cultural?, and it should also deal with multicultural works and nations.
Key Words: Comparative Literature, Genre, Nation, Renovation, Change