Comparative literature in Latin American studies

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In her article “Comparative Literature in Latin American Studies” Sophia A. McClennen argues for the comparative study of Latin American literature in order to accord the field more canonical status both in Latin American Studies in Anglophone North America and in Latin American humanities scholarship. Believing in the efficacy of the comparative method and in its implicitly egalitarian approach to the world’s languages and literatures, McClennen’s intention is not to weaken or diminish comparative literature as a politically and intellectually important form of literary study but to strengthen it in order to open it up to the authors, texts, and traditions of one of the world’s most complex and challenging cultural conglomerates, Latin America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompanion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies
PublisherFoundation Books
Pages324-336
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789382993803
ISBN (Print)9789382993506
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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American Studies
Comparative Literature
Literary Studies
Comparative Method
Sophia
Efficacy
Comparative Study
Latin American Literature
Intentions
Latin America
Language
Anglophone

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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McClennen, S. A. (2014). Comparative literature in Latin American studies. In Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies (pp. 324-336). Foundation Books. https://doi.org/10.1017/UPO9789382993803.025
McClennen, Sophia A. / Comparative literature in Latin American studies. Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies. Foundation Books, 2014. pp. 324-336
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McClennen SA. Comparative literature in Latin American studies. In Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies. Foundation Books. 2014. p. 324-336 https://doi.org/10.1017/UPO9789382993803.025