Comparative Literature

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Relevant Books in Binghamton University Libraries

Theory and Criticism

Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective. Berlin: W/ de Gruyter, c. 2006. Bartle Library Stacks -- PN441 .L486 2006 
4 volumes. v. 1. Notions of literature across times and cultures / edited by Anders Pettersson -- v. 2. Literary genres : an intercultural approach / edited by Gunilla Lindberg-Wada -- v. 3. Literary interactions in the modern world 1 / edited by Margareta Petersson -- v. 4. Literary interactions in the modern world 2 / edited by Stefan Helgesson.

Handbook of literary terms : literature, language, theory / X.J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia, Mark Bauerlein. --    Boston :   Pearson,   c2013.Bartle Library Reference PN44.5 .K46 2013

The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism - Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth, and Imre Szeman     Bartle Library Reference -- PN81 .J64 2005.

Contemporary literary & cultural theory : the Johns Hopkins guide / edited by Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth, and Imre Szeman. --    Baltimore, Md. :   Johns Hopkins University Press,   2012. Bartle Library Stacks PN81 .C744 2012


Language and Translation

Contexts, subtexts and pretexts : literary translation in Eastern Europe and Russia - edited by Brian James Baer   Bartle Library Stacks -- P306.8.R8 C66 2011 ISBN: 9789027224378 (hb : alk. paper)

The Oxford handbook of translation studies / edited by Kirsten Malmkjaer, Kevin Windle. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011. Bartle Library Stacks -- P306 .O94 2011   

The handbook of language and globalisation / edited by Nikolas Coupland. --    Malden, MA :   Wiley-Blackwell,   2010. Bartle Library Stacks P130.5 .H358 2010.

Special Topics

A historical companion to postcolonial literatures : continental Europe and its empires / edited by Prem Poddar, Rajeev S. Patke and

Holocaust literature : a history and guide / David G. Roskies and Naomi Diamant. --    Waltham, Mass. :   Brandeis University Press,   c2012. Bartle Library Stacks PN56.H55 R67 2012

The Routledge companion to experimental literature / edited by Joe Bray, Alison Gibbons and Brian McHale. --    Abingdon, Oxon ;   New York :   Routledge,   2012. Bartle Library Stacks PN56.M54 R68 2012

The Oxford handbook of global modernisms / edited by Mark Wollaeger ; with Matt Eatough. --    New York :   Oxford University Press,   c2012.Bartle Library Stacks PN56.M54 O94 2012  


Electronic Books

A dictionary of literary terms literary theory J.A. Cuddon. 5th ed. / revised by M.A.R. Habib ; associate eds. Matthew Birchwood. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Note: On campus as well as off-campus: Please use your PODS User ID and password for authentication.

Analyzing literature-to-film adaptations a novelist’s exploration and guide   [electronic resource]  / Mary H. Snyder. New York : Continuum, 2011.

Re-examining the holocaust through literature [electronic resource] / edited by Aukje Kluge and Benn E. Williams. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.

The Greenwood encyclopedia of folktales and fairy tales [electronic resource] / edited by Donald Haase. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.

Concise encyclopedia of languages of the world [electronic resource] / coordinating editor, Keith Brown ; co-editor Sarah Ogilvie. Amsterdam, NL : Elsevier, 2009.


InterLibrary Loan

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