If there's a text in this class, where did it come from? Or, What does Marilyn Monroe have to do with the sorrows of Young Man Werther?
Maxwell, R. and Miller, T. (2011) If there's a text in this class, where did it come from? Or, What does Marilyn Monroe have to do with the sorrows of Young Man Werther? In: Behdad, A. and Thomas, D., (eds.) A Companion to Comparative Literature. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, pp. 176-192.
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Comparative literature has expanded our body of cultural knowledge in terms of geography, demography, language, genre, and theory. But a troubling aspect of literary studies in general, which also applies to comparative literature, is that undergraduate and graduate students and professors alike generally inhabit and leave the university knowing how to analyze texts, but not knowing where they physically come from or end up. We have largely neglected the mission of the post office and ignored the work of waste disposal...
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