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Acknowledgements. Introduction: What is Comparative Literature Today?. 1. How Comparative Literature came into Being. 2. Beyond Frontiers of Europe: Alternative Concepts of Comparative Literature. 3. Comparing the Literatures of the British Isles. 4. Comparative Identities in the Post-Colonial World. 5. Constructing Cultures: the Politics of Travellers' Tales. 6. Gender and Thematics: the Case of Guinevere. 7. From Comparative Literature to Translation Studies. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index.

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Susan Bassnett is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick and the head of the Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies. She has taught in universities throughout the world and written extensively in the fields of comparative literacy studies, theatre, women's studies, and translation studies. She also writes poetry and is a practising translator.


"This book is an often insightful and provocative." Journal of Caribbean Studies

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