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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The combined study of similar literary works written in different languages, which stresses the points of connection between literary products of two or more cultures, as distinct from the...

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comparative literature

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The combined study of similar literary works written in different languages, which stresses the points of connection between literary products of two or more cultures, as distinct from the...

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comparative literature

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 95 words.

An academic discipline in which literary works and traditions of more than one nation or language are studied, thus permitting fuller understanding of international literary movements and...

The futures of comparative literature

Ben Hutchinson.

in Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 2739 words.

Comparative literature is both central and marginal to literary studies: central because it draws on almost every discipline in the Humanities; marginal because it is not tied to any single...

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Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Ben Hutchinson.

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Literature. 160 pages.

Comparative literature is both the past and the future of literary studies. Its history is intimately linked to the political upheavals of modernity: from colonial empire-building in the...

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World Modernisms, World Literature, and Comparativity

Susan Stanford Friedman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12408 words.

What should modernist studies do to adapt to the growing globalization of the field? This article reviews the new paradigms for studying world literature and the debates about comparativity...

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Towards a Comparative Approach to Arabic Literature

Abdul-Nabi Isstaif.

in Studying Modern Arabic Literature

May 2015; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 5662 words.

This chapter calls for a study of Arabic literature from a comparative perspective, arguing that a comparative approach will help to undermine self-centricism and thus allow a more humanist...

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Field of Comparative Literature: Analysis of Needs (1967)

Martin McQuillan.

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

May 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 2654 words.

In this 1967 essay, Paul de Man provides an authoritative institutional voice on comparative literature as a discipline. He cites the guidelines laid down by a special committee of the...

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Comparative Literature 816a: Hegel and English Romanticism

De Man Hartman.

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

May 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 155 words.

A schedule for Comparative Literature 816a, ‘Hegel and English Romanticism’, a graduate course taught by Paul de Man with Geoffrey Hartman at Yale University during the academic year...

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Comparative Literature 816a: Hegel and English Romanticism

De Man Hartman.

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

May 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 135 words.

A reading list for Comparative Literature 816a, ‘Hegel and English Romanticism’, a graduate course taught by Paul de Man with Geoffrey Hartman at Yale University during the academic year...

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comparative literature

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 78 words.

The combined study of similar literary works written in different languages, which stresses the points of connection between literary products

comparative literature

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 85 words.

The combined study of similar literary works written in different languages, which stresses the points of connection between literary products

Axial Age Theorising and the Comparative Study of Religion and Literature

Eric Ziolkowski.

in Literature and Theology

June 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music. 10572 words.

Karl Jaspers’ theory of the axial age has attracted renewed interest in recent years and constitutes a rich, potentially fruitful ground for exploration by theologians and scholars of...

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Comparative Literature 817a: Aesthetic Theory from Kant to Hegel

Mr de Man.

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

May 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 366 words.

A reading assignment for Comparative Literature 817a: ‘Aesthetic Theory from Kant to Hegel’, a graduate course taught by Paul de Man at Yale University during the academic year 1982–1983,...

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The Comparative Literature Program at Rutgers University: A Report

Martin McQuillan.

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

May 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 2248 words.

In this report, Paul de Man reviews the Comparative Literature Program at Rutgers University. The report is based on extensive interviews with most of the faculty members involved in the...

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Bowie, Malcolm McNaughtan (1943–2007), scholar of French and comparative literature

Michael Sheringham.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 1869 words.

Bowie, Malcolm McNaughtan (1943–2007), scholar of French and comparative literature, was born on 5 May 1943 at 1 Hollesley Villa, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the elder of two...

Terry, Arthur Hubert (1927–2004), translator and scholar of Catalan, Spanish, and comparative literature

Dominic Keown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 1001 words.

Terry, Arthur Hubert (1927–2004), translator and scholar of Catalan, Spanish, and comparative literature, was born on 17 February 1927 at 25 Grosvenor Terrace, York, the son of Arthur...

Edward Said and Assia Djebar Counterpoint and the Practice of Comparative Literature

Kathryn Lachman.

in Borrowed Forms

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12149 words.

This chapter examines Said's theory of counterpoint in relation to Assia Djebar's novel Les Nuits de Strasbourg (1997). Said proposed musical counterpoint both as a strategy for rethinking...

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The curation paradigm and application tool used for manual curation of the scientific literature at the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database

Allan Peter Davis, Thomas C. Wiegers, Cynthia G. Murphy and Carolyn J. Mattingly.

in Database

P ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology. 5934 words.

The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD) is a public resource that promotes understanding about the effects of environmental chemicals on human health. CTD biocurators read the...

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Antique Lands, New Worlds? Comparative Literature, Intertextuality, Translation*

Theo D'haen.

in Forum for Modern Language Studies

April 2007; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Literature. 6543 words.

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When it comes to labelling the re-writing relationship obtaining between postcolonial works of literature and their colonial predecessors, instead...

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What Can American Studies and Comparative Literature Learn from Each Other

Ali Behdad.

in American Literary History

September 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; United States History. 3577 words.

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