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This major new introduction to comparative literature is for the students coming to the subject for the first time. Through an examination of a series of case studies and new theoretical developments, Bassnett reviews the current state of comparative literature world-wide in the 1990s. In the past twenty years of a range of new developments in critical theory have changedThis major new introduction to comparative literature is for the students coming to the subject for the first time. Through an examination of a series of case studies and new theoretical developments, Bassnett reviews the current state of comparative literature world-wide in the 1990s. In the past twenty years of a range of new developments in critical theory have changed patterns of reading and approaches to literature: gender-based criticism, reception studies, the growth of translation studies, deconstruction and orientalism all have had a profound impact on work in comparative literature. Bassnett asks questions not only about the current state of comparative literature as a discipline, but also about its future. Since its beginnings in the nineteenth century, comparative literature has been closely associated with the emergence of national cultures, and its present expansion in many parts of the world indicates that this process is again underway, after a period of narrowly Eurocentric research in the field....

Title : Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction
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ISBN : 9780631167051
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 183 Pages
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Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction Reviews

  • M Duncan
    2018-10-22 22:56

    Probably a little outdated, but otherwise a very clear introduction to the field and includes a thoughtful conclusion on the relationship between translation studies and comparative literature.

  • Hagar
    2018-11-04 03:58

    A very important book handling comparative literature from different appraches, investigating its different schools, cultural diversity, post-colonialism, and moving towards translation studies as well!Her way of exploring her topic is quite refined and easy to grasp, and enjoyable even while reading!p.s. the book is translated as well in Arabic, I think tab3 el mashroo3 el qawmy lel targma and is availabe fi el magles el a3la lel thaqafa!

  • Nazriel Putra
    2018-10-19 03:56

    its recomended for university student in english subject

  • Renee
    2018-10-29 20:39

    blech schoolwork

  • Niratisaya Niratisaya
    2018-11-06 22:54

    got good explanation on the history of comparative literature and its connection with cultural study and translation, but I reeeeally need the explanation on the method of comparative literature

  • Waseem
    2018-10-17 19:44

    good