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A Guide to Comparative Literature

Research Guide to support Comparative Literature at Washington University.

Subject Librarian

Brian Vetruba
Olin Library, Level 1; Rm. 124
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We're eager to hear what you need! Please email Brian with any of your recommendations or fill out the appropriate form: books, DVDs ; journals.


Welcome to the Research Guide for Comparative Literature

The primary purpose of this research guide is to assist students and faculty in Washington University's Committee on Comparative Literature in conducting research; and using the Libraries' resources and services. Given the cross-national and interdisciplinary aspects of CompLit, you may also want to visit the other Subject Research Guides. In particular:

Recommended research guides to consult (click for list)

I hope you find this guide easy to use. Please email Brian Vetruba if you have any questions about this guide or anything related to the Libraries' services or resources

Comparative Literature and Literary Studies Journals with BrowZine

See all Comparative Literature and Arts & Humanities titles in BrowZine.

Selected New Resources -- Books, Guides, Databases

Oxford Bibliographies Online: American Literature offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies  on American literature and the American literary tradition over the past 500 years. It includes perspectives on postmodern theory, debates about the canon, slave narratives, comic books, and other topics while inviting trans-disciplinary collaboration with fields as varied as History, Cultural Studies, Politics, and Women's studies.



For complete lists of new books, and e-resources:

Library News for Comparative Literature