Literary Studies in Contemporary Nigerian Universities: the Challenges of Nationalism and Globalization

Adeoti, Gbemisola Aderemi (2006)

Book chapter

There is something inherently universal in literature which constitutes the raw material of literary studies. Consequently, we must approach literary studies from its cultural specificity to its trans-national, cross-cultural and even interdisciplinary dimension; hence the attention given to national and global dimensions of contemporary literary studies. Of primary interest in this article are the literary products of various cultures, made available in the English language and considered of import to the curriculum of Nigeria's tertiary institutions.