By (author) Susan Bassnett
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Comparative Literature by Susan Bassnett
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631167051
(230mm x 154mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Susan Bassnett
Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick and the head of the Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies. She has taught in universities throughout the world and written extensively in the fields of comparative literacy studies, theatre, womena s studies, and translation studies. She also writes poetry and is a practising translator.
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