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MA Literature   (2201716) Comparative Literature


The course aims at acquiring the students with the definition, function and methodology of comparative literature. It considers several problems such as terminology, literary influence, borrowing, common-places, the distinction between comparative, general and world literature as well as the contrast between the French and the American schools. In addition, it deals with the relationship of literature to other disciplines such as philosophy, psychology and the other arts. The role and use of translation and genre are also considered. The course concludes with a thorough investigation of mutual influence between Arabic literature and Western tradition, particularly English and American literature.

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Created at 12/5/2013 11:53 AM by Samira Khawaldeh
Last modified at 12/5/2013 11:53 AM by Samira Khawaldeh