Crossing Frontiers: English Romanticism and Sufism as Literary Movements

  • Mustapha Bala Ruma


Comparative studies as a discipline provides tools for the critical and cross-cultural analysis of social phenomena, processes, and experiences. For this reason, it has become an important component of literary studies, especially where the analysis aims to look for parallels and divergences across different countries, cultures, and historical periods. This chapter is an attempt in that direction because it seeks to understand two seemingly dissimilar groups of people and their expressions—Sufism and English Romanticism—with the intention of bringing their commonalities into sharp focus. It looks at how both originated as protest movements against the dominant ideology of their times.


Comparative studies English romanticism Sufism Mysticism Protest poetry 


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  • Mustapha Bala Ruma
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  1. 1.Department of English and FrenchUmaru Musa Yar’adua UniversityKatsinaNigeria

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