Introduction to Comparative Literature

Introduction to Comparative Literature

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Smolej Tone

The course addresses the concept and the research field of comparative literature, its disciplines, and its terminology and conceptual apparatus. Included are the typology of comparisons and the history of literary historiography, focusing on the genesis of comparative literature and its dissemination both in Slovenia and the world (the various programmes and schools). In addition, the course presents the theories of the leading Slovene and international experts (Van Tieghem, Wellek, Chevrel, Remak, Ocvirk, Kos), and outlines the recent developments (imagology, comparative poetics, translation studies, comparative cultural studies, postcolonial studies).