General and Comparative Literature

The general and comparative literature collection provides materials in the areas of literary theory and criticism, comparative studies, classical reception studies, and translation studies. 

We collect studies of all literary genres and historical periods, published in English and other languages of interest, and strive to acquire interdisciplinary works that combine literature with other cultural studies, such as cinema, and social sciences.

Important related collections 

Relevant resources exist in our various world literature collections, such as French, German, Spanish, Judaic studies, Middle Eastern and North African studies, and more.

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Barbara Alvarez

Director, International Studies; Librarian for Romance Languages & Literatures, French, Italian & Iberian Studies, and Comparative Literature

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