Pospíšil I. Comparative Literary Studies and Area Studies: Advantages and Obstacles
The author of the present article deals with the connection of comparative literary studies and area studies, their advantages and obstacles or pitfalls. The article begins with the analysis of various concepts of space and time in the literary artefact. He regards space as a constitutive element of the formation of the artefact. The danger of the application of area studies in general to comparative studies consists in the defocusing and obscuring of the philological textual kernel of literature in its comparative aspect.
connection of comparative literary studies and area studies, methodological dispersion, obstacles and pitfalls of the permeation of comparative literary and area stu¬dies, area studies as a litter bin, search for methodological integrity