comparative literature


  1. the study of the literatures of two or more groups differing in cultural background and, usually, in language, concentrating on their relationships to and influences upon each other.

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This full-circle comparative literature process is well represented in modern war writing and recent Arabic fiction.

Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

All that concerns the relations between "Dutch journalists" and English writers interests the history of comparative literature.

Hence the poetry of the troubadours is a subject of first-rate importance to the student of comparative literature.

The little professor of Comparative Literature stepped forward and stood pompously before Magee.

The professor of Comparative Literature approached him and took a chair at his side.

The puzzled professor of Comparative Literature caressed his bald head thoughtfully.


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