created by Dr. Mary Ann Maxwell in collaboration with Robert Means.
Click on the tabs above to explore resources that will help you with your research in Comparative Literature. These pages include reference sources (background information), introductory studies, journal articles and reviews, books, primary sources, and other scholarly websites. There is also a tab for "Related Guides."
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Suggestions for finding the standard editions of literary works:
A "Standard Edition" is" an authoritative edition of the works of a prominent writer, frequently in one volume and continuing year after year as the basic textbook. Some of these editions also remain definitive: established as the text closest to the author's original product and most inclusive in canon, through exhaustive textual collation and historical research, not yet superseded by subsequent discoveries." (from The Harper Handbook to Literature, 2nd edition, 1997)