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Comparative literature : a very short introduction

Title
Comparative literature : a very short introduction / Ben Hutchinson.
ISBN
9780191844911 (ebook) :
Publication
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource : illustrations.
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Notes
Previously issued in print: 2018.
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Summary
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 19th century, via the Jewish diaspora of the 20th century, to the postcolonial culture wars of the 21st century, attempts at 'comparison' have defined the international agenda of literature. But what is comparative literature? Ambitious readers looking to stretch themselves are usually intrigued by the concept, but uncertain of its implications. And rightly so, in many ways: even the professionals cannot agree on a single term, calling it comparative in English, compared in French, and comparing in German. The very term itself, when approached comparatively, opens up a Pandora's box of cultural differences.
Variant and related titles
Very short introductions.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 27, 2021
Series
Very short introductions.
Very short introductions
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
Specialized.
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