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How Gender and Thematic are related to Comparative Literature?

1: Thematic means a body of topic for study or discussion. 2: Gender means the role assigned to a body. Rene Wellek said that Comparative literature was identical with the study of literature independent of linguistic, ethnic and political background. Raymond Trousson has suggested in fruitful area of comparative studies is the literary representation of named personages. 3: Personages means […]

How Did Travelers Construct Cultures in Comparative Literature?

It is interesting to know that not only the writers of comparative literature contributed in the comparison of two text (two cultures) in order to drew out which the text (culture) was better, but the travellers and historians also took an active part in constructing cultures by observing the two cultures.  The difference in the methods of studying and doing […]

How is Evan Zohar’s Concept of Translation important?

From Comparative Literature to Translational Studies When translational studies came up in 19th century, it was seen as a threat to literature. Because, translational studies focused on to translate the original works in different other languages. In this practice, it was observed that when an original language was translated into another language, the translated text became biased, and meanings could […]

What are the Comparative Identities in the Post-Colonial World?

Post-colonialism is quite distinct from anti-colonialism. Reactions against colonialism have manifested themselves in a variety of ways, but always posited on the premise of a binary opposition. Where post colonialism differs is that although challenging the hegemony of colonizing cultures, it recognizes the plurality of contacts between colonizing and decolonized. Postcolonial comparative literature is also a voyage of discovery, only […]

What are the Schools of Comparative Literature?

Schools of Comparative Literature The French School: According to the teachings of Comparative literature and comparatists, there emerged different schools of comparative literature such as: European schools consisting of French, German, English, American, etc. Non-European like African Indian and so on. French school of comparative literature came under the influence of positivism: the movement which looks at the things skeptically […]

Who is the pioneer of comparative literature?

In France 1816, Susan Bassnett said that comparative literature has acquired its name from a series of French anthologies. These anthologies were used for the teaching of literature and published in 1816. French Anthologies were published under the title “Cours de literature compare”. Rene Wellek also noted that this title was not used and explained before but he also shows […]

How is Comparative Literature important?

Comparative literature deals with the study of texts across cultures. It is the study of literature and culture beyond disciplinary, nationalistic, and linguistic boundaries. It is the study of cultures. It is inter-disciplinary. It is linked to the patterns of connections in different literature across both time and space. It has special concerned with patterns of connection in literature across […]

How did Aristotle defend poetry in the Poetics?

Aristotle is known for his critical treatise; The Poetics (which deals with art and poetry) and the Rhetoric (which deals with the art of speaking). Contributions from Aristotle’s “The Poetics” His Concept of Poetry: Here are the important links How to understand English Literature? Avail Writing Services Be the Member of Literary Community Visit My Profile View Lectures

What is the history of literary criticism?

The developmental history of criticism has emerged progressively in the critical works of the literary critic over the years. It has three developmental perspectives. 1st Literary criticism is dependent on some dominant philosophy in those periods, trends and movements.  For example: Classical criticism, Neo-classical criticism, Romantic Criticism.   2nd Literary criticism is shaped by new trends in criticism related to […]

Critical Appreciation of John Donne’s Selected Poems

Critical Appreciation of John Donne’s Selected Poems are given below. Good Morrow Form of the poem:The Good Morrow Poem Analysis, Summary, Critical Analysis, and Critical Appreciation: The poem is a theatrical monologue. The poet approaches his sweetheart in a joyful state of mind. Before this experience of love, he claims he was in a condition of oblivion. Now he describes […]