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comparative literature


  1. the comparative study of various national literatures, stressing their influence one upon another, their use of similar forms, their treatment of similar themes, etc.

Example Sentences Including 'comparative literature'

I went to Wesleyan, where I got my B. A. in comparative literature.
Onion (2002)
Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, a professor of Hispanic and comparative literature at Yale University, agreed.
Washington Times (2002)


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