Preliminary Reading Suggestions
In preparation for your MA, we recommend that you read one or more of the following books, which will give you a good general idea of Comparative Literature as an academic discipline, its history, its current trends, its potential for the future.
Apter, Emily, Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Bassnett, Susan, Comparative Literature. A Critical Introduction, Oxford, Blackwell, 1993.
Bernheimer, Charles (ed.), Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Casanova, Pascale, The World Republic of Letters, transl. by M. DeBevoise, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 2007.
Damrosch, David, What Is World Literature?, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2003.
Guillén, Claudio, The Challenge of Comparative Literature, transl. by C. Franzen, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1993.
Moretti, Franco, Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History, London, Verso, 2007.
Prendergast, Christopher (ed.), Debating World Literature, London, Verso, 2004.
Saussy, Haun (ed), Comparative Literature in an Era of Globalization, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty, Death of a Discipline, New York, Columbia University Press, 2003.
Weninger, Robert (ed), Comparative Literature at a Crossroads?, Comparative Critical Studies, 3, 2006.