Travelling of ideas, trends, movements and people is a reality of the age of globalization. With the publication of ‘Travelling Theory’ by Edward Said (1983), the concept of travel or travelling theories has achieved immense importance and recognition in various disciplines. This paper aims to explore the potential the ‘Travelling Theory’ offers in globalizing comparative literature. It investigates whether the travelling theory holds promise for destabilizing Eurocentric Canon and expanding the frontiers of comparative literature. It explores the mechanics involved in fast dissemination of theories to suggest that comparative literature has indeed become global. It also highlights the forces which delimit dissemination of comparative literature written in regional languages at an international level. The article suggests, as central to discussions in globalizing comparative literature, the need to initiate polyvalent dialogue from various geographical, cultural, ideological, racial and religious contexts, strengthening the commonalities and celebrating the differences in an atmosphere of mutual indebtedness for a noble cause of peaceful living.
Saiyma Aslam. (2011) Globalizing Comparative Literature , The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-19, Issue-2.