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Published: 22 March 2018

160 Pages | 8 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198807278

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Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Ben Hutchinson

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers an overview of the complex history of Comparative Literature, setting the development of the discipline within the context of political and cultural history
  • Explores how comparative literature relates to history, politics, and sociology as well as literary theory
  • Shows the value and importance of encountering literature from outside one's own culture
  • Outlines the main competing theories of comparative literature
  • Considers the future of comparative literature
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide