From Comparative Literature to Comparative Humanities, A Conceptual Approach


Abstract: The present paper analyzes the possibility of applying intermedial logic and intermediality to various fields of research in Romania, especially to Romanian literary and comparative studies. The aim is to critically examine the main challenges and to expose the main fallacies that build a real resistance against intermediality and interdisciplinarity, mainly for reasons of losing disciplinary autonomy and of sacrificing the aesthetic principle. The paper underlines, from the same critical perspective, some of the epistemic and systemic benefits of an intermedial view on literature, with special attention to world literature, introducing the paradigm of comparative humanities.

Keywords: intertextuality, interdisciplinarity, intermediality, digital studies, world
literature, comparative literature