Science topic

Comparative Literature - Science topic

Explore the latest questions and answers in Comparative Literature, and find Comparative Literature experts.
Questions related to Comparative Literature
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
Hello curious visitor! Perhaps you could help me out here. I'm working on a paper which includes a description of nearshore/inner shelf sediment characteristics near Herschel Island in the Canadian Beaufort Sea (see attached figure). I need some references in the discussion to contrast and compare my findings with other nearshore clastic settings elsewhere. Besides Miles Hayes' dissertation (SEDIMENTATION ON A SEMIARID, WAVE-DOMINATED COAST (SOUTH TEXAS) WITH EMPHASIS ON HURRICANE EFFECTS, 1965), I'm not aware of comparable literature. I would very much appreciate any hints.
Thanks!
Relevant answer
Answer
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
11 answers
Hi researchers
I am looking for magazines specialized in reviewing literature in the field of world literature and comparative literature. I hope you can help me with this
best wishes
Relevant answer
Google, google académico, researchgate,
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
6 answers
Author expresses polite request to recommend a journal in Comparative Literature which accepts:
i. submissions discussing semi-forgotten poets of Russian fin-de-siecle i.i.submissions discussing a single cycle in enitre ouvre of such figure,
ii. submissions from seemingly unremarkable graduate students
iii. submissions analyzing literature from aesthetical standpoint, with minimal relevance to burning social issues and their solutions, however defined.
[Prehistory: I'm a promising, and so far not much more, graduate student, who managed to not publish anything so far. I have no regrets though, both because world needs more reading and less writing, and simply for looking at my old drafts.]
I'm finishing an article about Nikolay Gumilyov (Николай Гумилёв, Gumilyev, Gumil'ev) - who, surprisingly for several Scopus-listed journals, is not the same person as his son, Lev Gumilyov, and whom I find shockingly understudied and underappreciated. Never particularly popular in the West, today, with interests shifting... well, away from Russian aristocratic aesthetes, he seems to be almost forgotten. Similarly in Central Europe, or at least in Poland, where I come from: before perestroika Gumilyov was "unpublishable" in Soviet Union, so it was difficult to get acquainted with his poetry when knowledge of Russian was fairly widespread, and today hardly anyone knows the language or has much interest in such topics (understandably, yet sadly). In Russia, on the other hand, he has his place in the canon secured, but it comes with a price of being incorporated into the lore of state ideology.
Fortunately, here I am with my article on his Italian Poems. While I think the article is very decent, it's not the most en vogue topic. On top of that, nolens volens, I end up arguing with almost every critic I refer to. And still, I need to publish it to face my supervisor with my head high, and also because turning this great poet into a misspelled footnote to Akhmatova and Mandelsham, or a banner woven from misinterpretations, is un-for-giv-a-ble.
Which leads to my point, as I can no longer ignore the burning question where I'm planning to submit my untimely meditations, composed in English. To make things worse, while I do offer some original input, there is no grand synthesis, the thing is quite specific. Too specific for a generalist journal, I guess, but I could try something on Modernism, or Decadence, or correspondence of arts, or Italy/Italianism. I will be grateful for any suggestions, or at least warnings!
Relevant answer
Answer
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
3 answers
Mention the most prominent approaches or fields used in comparative literature, speaking of its foundations, and stopping in detail at three of them?
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
10 answers
Various schools have emerged in the study of comparative literature. Mention the most prominent of them in a nutshell. And he talked about one of them?
Relevant answer
Answer
The cross cultural approach is fashionable. See Gayatri Spivak Death of a Discipline.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
50 answers
Is there such thing as false interpretation in Literature?
Relevant answer
Answer
An interpretation is considered admissible if it's not in contradiction with the text, but since the text is open and polysemous, the return to the text is often insufficient to determine the validity of the interpretations, which are diverses and can be contradictory. Literary interpretation is both subjective and in part conditioned by interpretative communities (Fish). We cannot use a criterion of truth (true / false) but an intersubjective validation process (admissible / contestable), in other words to be admissible an interpretation must be recognized as such by other readers. We must then turn to the explanation by the readers of the sources of their interpretations. In my educational research, I have shown that teachers refer more to literary culture and students to the values ​​shared in their communities as well as to their personal experiences of the world. Thank you for the rich discussion!
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
27 answers
I'm developing a project on migration and literature, migration in literary works....
I was thinking about discourse analysis...May anyone suggest some methodologies used in these fields of critical literary studies and cross-cultural and comparative literature?
Thank you very much in advance
Relevant answer
Answer
Migration and Literature have been deliberated upon by many writers and critics in the post-colonial and post-Modern context. Unless we bring in the class-caste-race-gender or other such perspectives, there is a chance of being highly generic in such narratives.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
3 answers
After WWII and with regard to some causes like intercultural philosophy, the multiculturalism and poststructuralism , comparative literature has been distinguished from its previouse situation, which was known American school and has tended to cultural studies. Some scholars like Susan Bassnett and Jonathan Culler have criticized this tendency. What about you? Do you think that this tendency is usefull or not?
Relevant answer
Answer
Comparative literature may be part of the cultural studies, or the contrary, if the literary text reflects really its cultural origins.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
I am a student of Comparative Literature (Persian and English) and I am reading about the prosody of the English language. To master its metrical system and prosody, I think I should read more about the English phonetics more in the first place. So I would be extremely grateful if you recommend any advanced book on this subject.
Relevant answer
Answer
You can buy Peter Roach's "English Phonetics and Phonology Paperback with Audio CDs (2): A Practical Course"
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
As you know the American schoars in Comp. Lit. were emphesize on theory, instead of practice, and there are a few papers or articles which focused on the practical aspects of American School. I think they were theorisian and not practical scholars in this field, especially their scopes were not practicable. What is your idea and what do you think about this? Do you accept my openion?
Relevant answer
GM
If this professionals wrote about Practical they should have some practice. About the Scopes I am not able to evaluate. I respect your opinion and all opinions.
IVGC
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
What percentage of earthquakes result from human activities, e.g., drilling for oil, natural gas, etc.?
Most people know that fossil fuel consumption impacts air quality locally and globally and that aerosol use affects the ozone layer. Now that oil well drilling, coal mining, and natural gas digging industries have virtually exhausted Earth's capacity to provide natural resources for fuel in these areas, is there a means to measure the impact of these activities upon Planet Earth? Do scientific studies exist, and, if so, what quantitative results have already been reported among specialist communities and/or by media to inform the general public?Even though it may be too late to take corrective action to mitigate irreparable harm to Planet Earth, perhaps scientific facts resulting from investigative inquiries pertaining to Planet Earth will influence the ways and means aspects of current projects for appropriating and industrialization involving Earth's Moon. If the impact of industrialization and appropriation of Earth's natural resources can be expressed quantitatively, then could a ratio be calculated to indicate a maximal limit beyond which lunar appropriation would predictably impinge on the delicate balance between Earth and Moon? Is global climate change, including violent storms previously associated with Planet Jupiter which have virtually disappeared there but seemingly reappeared on Planet Earth, more manageable than we think? Might it not be possible to avoid future mistakes in our exploration of Earth's lunar counterpart by collecting data from our appropriation of Earth's natural resources, loading it into computers, and predicting outcomes in paradigmatic comparative quantitative (and qualitative) studies with Earth's Moon?Submitted July 12, 2019 by Nancy A. Watanabe, Ph.D., Comparative Literature
July 15, 2019 An article in _Scientific Reports_ (10 July 2017) asserts " A well-established injection experiment in the 1960s demonstrates that humans can influence earthquake occurrence by pumping water in the subsurface" (1,2). This SR article strongly suggests that earthquakes are not all "acts of God." My original inquiry pertains to a century of "injections" by oil well drilling, coal mining, and natural gas harvesting and the cause-and-effect relationship with earthquakes on Earth. My purpose is to prove the necessity of scientists, whether funded by national governments or private corporations, performing preliminary investigations and producing for public consideration by all nations, e.g., an international congress for all matters pertaining to the moon (exploration, commercial development, habitation, et cetera) numerous environmental impact reports focusing on, but not limited to, any and all human activities conducted on Earth's moon. While the USA and China have already begun exploration and planning to appropriate Earth's moon's natural resources, to my knowledge, little or nothing is being accomplished to avoid repeating the mistakes made during the European Renaissance, including appropriation by empires of raw materials in Africa, Asia, America, and the Caribbean using slave laborers (human capital) and depriving nature lovers (indigenous Amerindian and aboriginal tribes) of their human right to happiness. (1) (PDF) The Pawnee earthquake as a result of the interplay among injection, faults and foreshocks. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318323848_The_Pawnee_earthquake_as_a_result_of_the_interplay_among_injection_faults_and_foreshocks [accessed Jul 15 2019].
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
Hello,
Some Chinise scholars talk about Variation Theory, which they focus in it on the difference between works. What do you think about this theory?
Thanks so much.
Relevant answer
Answer
Shared and still waiting for professional answers.
It is, really, an interested topic to be tackled.
Thanks so much.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
22 answers
Comparative literature is a field which focouses on comparison and connection. It can play major role in contemporary world. What do you think about Comparative Literature?
Best Regards
Relevant answer
Answer
Comparative Literature is the comparison of literary works from more than one linguistic tradition. Therefore, in order to make such a comparison, a researcher must take a translinguistic and transculturall approach of analysis. The relationship between art and literature is not new and it is explored in many studies. One of the amazing influences of art on literature is the influence of Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus on Brecht.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
8 answers
Dear all,
We have measured the electrochemical impedance of a conducting polymer and we would like to obtain the specific capacitance in term of F/g. The data from the EIS were fitted with an equivalent circuit. We also have Nyquist and bode plots are at our disposal.
I just need this value in order to compare with the literature.
Could you please recommand me some ways to calculate it ?
Thank you for your attention.
Relevant answer
Answer
A method I use, and have seen in papers describing frequency dependent real capacitance is as follows:
C' = (-Z''/ ω )*|Z|2
Where |Z| is SQRT((Z'2 + -Z''2 ))
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
11 answers
Comparative literature: A study of the impact and influence between two different literature
Relevant answer
Answer
فعلا يختص بدراسة علاقات التأثر والتأثير ، وهي دراسات مميزة .
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
I've looked for literature to "explain" my results but i haven't found any similar behaviour.
The measurements were performed in nitrogen environment. The material is erythritol (sugar alcohol) and it usually has a one single step decomposition.
Also, between the onset point and the total decomposition there are only 15*C which is very low compared to literature (it usually lost its weight completely at 290-300*C)
Relevant answer
Answer
Accepting that the sample in indeed pure erythritol it seems that about 41% of its molecular weight was lost shortly after all the sample was completely vaporized, what might perhaps correspond to early contribution of volatile specie(s) accounting to molecular weight 0.41·122 = 50 g/mol. It is perhaps interesting to note that the combined molecular weight of methanol (32) and water (18) matches that figure. That might be completed by a shortly later vaporized residue of 72 g/mol. The hypothetical lost of CH6O2 from the erythritol formula C4H10O4 suggests that the residue could perhaps correspond to methylglyoxal or to acrylic acid, where the higher boiling point of the last (141 ºC) could perhaps explain a slight delay for its complete vaporization. Of course, that would be just a first tentative explanation, that additional data, such as from DSC and from evolved gas analysis, might possibly confirm or not.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
36 answers
Do you agree that he was writing back to the canon, why? Or do you have any other opinion?
Relevant answer
Answer
Okonkwo kills himself. This is a significant personal decision: he does not allow himself to be arrested, arraigned and killed by the colonial (in)justice system. Okonkwo defies the intrusion. The tragic irony is that in killing himself, he shall be thrown into evil forest; he becomes, in death, the efulefu that he has decried all his life. He dies 'a woman's death' and his people, even his closest friend Obierika, cannot touch his body: it is defiled. I do not subscribe to the view that his death signifies the 'death' of traditional native views. What dies in Okonkwo are those uncompromising values that he embodies: quick to anger, beating his wife, a masculinisation of the home/village/Umuofia. His work ethic does not die with him. His stern views on consumerist culture remain a stubborn reminder that productive work is still the acme of (igbo) society. By extension, Obierika, who is his erstwhile friend remains alive at the end of the narrative. The bond between the two enables us to read Obierika's longevity as an extension of that which was good and enduring in Okonkwo to thrive in a contested landscape where the District Commissioner and the Kotma and the school are bringing in new challenges, new vistas and new problems. Remember, it is Obierika who remarks: "The white man has put a knife on the things that held us together...and now we have fallen apart." Perhaps, more than WB Yeats, Obierika understands those 'things' much more clearly, much more personally, much more enigmatically.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
87 answers
Novel has considerably replaced drama. Some amount of drama is found only in a different genre - film. I think Television, Video and Film restrain people from going to the theatres. Theatre gives enormous scope to dramatic literature which other media cannot. I would like to know and be connected with modern English playwrights in Britain and USA. Some experiments are made in India, but they are not worth the salt.
Relevant answer
Answer
The mass society is only interested in degraded comedy. The drama belongs to high culture. High culture that is in decline, of course.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
I am trying to optimise some ELISA kits for TNFa (KRC3011) and IL-6 (BMS625), but I cant seem to understand if the kit works with the brain tissue or if my homogenisation is not appropriate. I have done spike experiments for which i get good recovery only from certain dilutions (e.g 1:4 but not 1:2 or 1:8). For IL-6 I find really elevated results compared to the literature for Naive, which made me think that something may be wrong. I am currently using a buffer made of 20 mM Tris HCL pH 7.4 with Protease inhibitor cocktail using a pestle.
Also, does anyone know on average what protein concentration is found in the cortex? I seem to get around 3-5 mg/ml using a Bradford Assay.
Relevant answer
Answer
In my experience, soft tissues are best homogenised in an Potter-Elvehjem (http://www.jbc.org/content/114/2/495.full.pdf) homogeniser, especially if the piston is made of teflon rather than the original glass. This results in comparatively little protein denaturation, when done right (no foaming, and the tissue is homogenised by the shearing force between rotating piston and stationary glass wall, it is not ground at the bottom of the tube).
You can use PBS with protease inhibitors as a starting point, perhaps with a little non-ionic detergent (Tween, Triton). I had good results with PMSF, pepstatin, leupeptin, benzamidine and EDTA, but your protein may require something else.
I also found that dot-blots are more convenient and reliable than ELISA: filter your samples through a PVDF-membrane in a 96-well manifold. PVDF will catch near 100% of your sample protein, rather than the few % bound during incubation in a plate. Develop the membrane like a western blot and measure in a 96-well lumimeter. Not only is the sensitivity higher than ELISA by two orders of magnitude, but the signal vs concentration plot is linear over 5-6 orders of magnitude (rather than one order in ELISA), this allows quantitative rather than semi-quantitative determinations if you include appropriate standards on the same membrane.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
7 answers
I need to creep into the comparative literature and all the advice can pave me the best way.
Relevant answer
Answer
In response to Babak Khalatbari's comment. I think this depends on two things 1) the general approach to theory. It is possible to apply literary theories developed in one culture to works from another as an analytical lens? This is something which people have different opinions on, but we do see theories being applied in diverse contexts. I find this unproblematic as long as the terms of analysis are clear and we're sensitive to what is going on culturally in terms of representation and power 2) Romanticism as a literary movement developed in a certain time and place for sure. But certains philosophical and literary theories were developed as part of this movement. Why not approach Romanticism, not as a whole (which is not possible anyway, because it is far too hetergeneous), but as a containing literary theory which relates to literature in general as well as questions of the human condition transcending that time and place?
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
3 answers
I'm currently working on applying ML techniques toward classifying parasitic and normal cells in an automated malaria detection system. Do we have any measure of human level performance (any comparable literature) or that dictated by World Health Organization (WHO) or CDC for the process?
Relevant answer
hello dear, you can find suitable information about automated detection and classifying of plasmodia in the link below:
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
5 answers
For a long time Comparative Literature refused to acknowledge its indebtedness to Translation Studies.Is it time to change now?
Relevant answer
Answer
I do agree. In my University we are very focused on grammar study and we forget about the culture, literature, etc. It makes language seem something above reality. I guess there should be at least some optatives in both studies that may lead some students to discover other disciplines.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
2 answers
Hallo,
I am looking for the Paris laws parameter (C and m) for the steel of grade S355NL and S960QL. Can anyone please provide me the list of literature, where the values of these parameters are mentioned.
I want to compare these literature data from the values obtained through my experiments.
Thanking you
Braj Prasad
Relevant answer
Answer
Thanks for sharing.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
2 answers
The act of Censorship is obsessed with labeling, deleting and removing; the act of Selection concentrates on advising, educating and adding options. What are social and cultural factors that influence the selection of texts to be translated and published?
What are the relations between censorship and selection in the context of literary translation?
Relevant answer
Answer
As regards the relatonship between translation and censorship, you could take a look, first, at the discussion in Translation Studies in 2011 and 2012. The discussion started with the article ‘‘Translation and Censorship’’, by Piotr Kuhiwczak, Translation Studies
4, 2011, no. 3, and was commented on by Brian James Baer, Beate Müller and Paul St-Pierre & Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin in 2012 (attached).
Secondly, you might wish to read Samantha Sherry's (2012) PhD dissertation Censorship in Translation in the Soviet Union in the Stalin and Khrushchev Eras (attached) especially for its references section even if the topic itself is outside your sphere of interests..
Finally, as regards text selection for purposes of translation, you might wish to read a few articles on retranslation as such texts often discuss the issue of selecting texts for (re)translation. See e.g. Paloposki, Outi, and Kaisa Koskinen. "A thousand and one translations: Revisiting retranslation." BENJAMINS TRANSLATION LIBRARY 50 (2004): 27-38, available at http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.468.4623&rep=rep1&type=pdf#page=42.
Hope the above references will help you move forward...
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
1 answer
Did anybody publish his/her paper on SFG analysis of W.S's sonnet 18? No doubt its a kind of its own showing immortality in love....I want to read any paper regarding its SFG analysis. I am much interested in doing research of any literary text using SFG as theoretical framework.
Relevant answer
Answer
Are you looking for something like this? http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-ZJSX200901028.htm
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
6 answers
I am currently researching the  regional writings from North East India. Writers from this regions show a tendency to tap into their remembered history and transform tales, legends, proverbs and anecdotes into written form. 
Relevant answer
Answer
Thank you for your insightful comments.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
2 answers
Hi Paul,
I have heard you mention this project and was just curious about its time frame.... because many of us need the results..... Also found your three issues of JEA Research from 1991 & 1992..... GREAT pieces and now have permission to put in the Archive... will let you know once officially accepted.... Great piece of EAP history from what I understand was an interesting negotiations..... Best!
Relevant answer
Answer
My apologies...
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
9 answers
I recently was going over some data compiled by the Ethnologue and soon discovered that the number of speakers listed exceeded the population for certain countries/regions.  Due to diasporas and communities of expats throughout the world, this did not altogether surprise me, but knowing that many countries are inhabited with people speaking many different languages, it made me wonder what percentage of inhabitants within each country spoke the official language of the country.
In the process, I have found that tracking down these percentages is proving to be a bit difficult.  Thus far, I've resorted to cobbling them together from a number of different sources and even making an educated guess for some of them.  This is not the ideal solution for collecting these figures, especially since I've already seen some pretty wide discrepancies.  For example, one source told me that only 72 percent of Spain's population speaks Spanish, while another told me that this percentage is 98.8 percent.
Relevant answer
Answer
no. no so definitely that it isn't worth trying to find one.
as for Ethnologue specifically, they are very strongly biased toward considering what many people would consider as dialects as distinct languages. Ethnologue is also part of SIL, so if you're looking for information on languages spoken in different places, SIL will give you the link to Ethnologue.
and the CIA Factbook lists Spanish as the only language spoken in Colombia. that's enough to render it unreliable. then there's the United States. even if you want to accept what it says, which is not a good idea, data at the level of "other Indo-European languages" and "Asian and Pacific Island" isn't what you seem to be looking for.
also, no one knows how many languages (and we are pretending that we have a definition of language right now) are spoken in the regions of the world that are geographically characterized with very dense vegetation or mountains, or both. these would include, at the minimum, the Amazon-Orinoco-Ucayali-Xingu river system in South America, the Congo River system with its tributaries and the mountainous area in the Great Lakes region adjacent to it, the inner region of southeast Asia, and New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
102 answers
Literature is a social document of contemporary society. Literature expand our imaginations and refine our moral and social sensibilities. We need to go beyond the appeal to common experience and into the territory of psychological research. people are more prone to do that when the story is set away from home. The emotional situations and moral dilemmas that are the stuff of literature are also exercise for the brain studies suggest, increasing our real-life. We also become sensitive towards other human beings. And our family and social relations depend upon our sensitivity towards others. In literature it is used for the cleansing of emotions of the characters. It can also be any other radical change that leads to emotional rejuvenation of a person.
Relevant answer
Answer
I agree with Prof. Judeh's view. I consider that the positive impact of literature on emotional and social rejuvenation of a person is noticeable.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
6 answers
I use an institutional search facility that goes through 200+ databases, then collates the returns by discipline, subject, year etc.  It is great for getting an idea of where information comes from.
I use Google Scholar as an alternative (87-100% comparative accuracy when tested with published studies). Unfortunately, it just gives you a list of returns & the 'relevance' sorting is unreliable.  This means you have to go through each page, analysing & classifying individual items.
Q.  Other than manual cut/paste + analysis, has anyone got ideas how these returns can be presented in terms of information type etc. ?
Relevant answer
Answer
The Relevance of a Research paper is really required to be judged by you, the researcher, because only you know how well the paper relates to your current research work. This cannot yet be assessed reliably by a machine.
Proxies such as recency, number of inward or outward citations are poor proxies, as they do not take into account your research interests.
So you really need to assess your Relevance manually.
  1. In Scholar settings, push up results per page from 10 to 20.
  2. Use Qiqqa to Grab all PDFs on the page (i.e. 20 returns).
  3. Use Qiqqa Sniffer to find the bibliographic details.
  4. Use Qiqqa to Autotag all PDFs grabbed.
  5. Use Qiqqa to classify the themes automatically.
  6. Otherwise, tag the PDFs manually with your own categories such as discipline.
  7. Use Qiqqa relevance scale 1-5 so that you can sort them according to relevance to your research.
  8. Use Qiqqa annotation report to produce reports on themes.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
11 answers
Doing preliminary research into Charles Dickens and the method he used to write his stories.
Relevant answer
Answer
Aristotle, an admirer of the tight narrative structure of "Oedipus Rex" and of a clear beginning, middle, and end of a mythos (plot), would have been quite puzzled by the rambling, episodic structure of a Dickens novel such as "The Pickwick Papers" or "Martin Chuzzlewit." Dickens's plotting became much tighter in the later novels such as "A Tale of Two Cities" and "Great Expectations," but he was consistently much more interested in such "non-mythos" matters as character, atmosphere, and setting. However, despite the picaresque structure that Dickens favoured in the first half of his career, he did organise his narrative material in the cause-and-effect relationship that Aristotle advocates in "The Poetics." Because he deployed multiple plot lines in the bigger novels, he had to take considerable pains with the opening and closing (denouement), but the complication often seems a bit of a muddle rather than a middle.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
5 answers
Hello, everybody! I am interested in learning more on imagology studies. Could you recommend schools, centers, researches or researchers or any other contribution in this field? Thank you
Relevant answer
Answer
Because you are studying cultural stereotypes as presented in literature etc., I would recommend you first immediately explore your interests with Google Images.
This is fascinating! What IS this set of images that appears and why???
Are these all stereotypes? Are they all from literature? Which cultures do they come from? How is this dataset biassed?
Save each image as a PDF and try to put tags on each. What happens? Have fun!
Then get ready to work and do a good Google
Search for imagology definition and imagology meaning.
Then search for imagology method.
Next search for imagology history and imagology comparative literature.
Prepare your review of literature by going to Google Scholar.
Repeatedly follow the “Cited by” and “Related articles” until you have seen everything you need. Don't get lost!
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
3 answers
Asset Bubbles
Money transmission
Developing economies
Developing economies
Relevant answer
Answer
Taral,
See the following article, but I don't believe it focuses on bubbles in particular:
Mishra, P. and P. Montiel (2013), “How effective is monetary transmission in low-income countries? A survey of the empirical evidence,” Economic Systems, Vol. 37 (2): 187-216. 
I have a long discussion of monetary transmission in developing countries in my book: Money, Banking and the Foreign Exchange Market in Emerging Economies." Good luck!
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
9 answers
chaos psychology as a literary theory, or tin comparative literature
Relevant answer
Answer
What about Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Kafka's Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung)..Gregor's transformation and his chaos thoughts.. his attempt to adjust himself in some other novels of Kafka... 
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
12 answers
New Historicism is generally applied to literary works written in the past e.g. renaissance literature or Victorian literature. However, I want to practice the theory of new historicism on novels written by Pakistani anglophone writers like Kamila Shamsie, Mohisn Hamid, Bina Shah etc. These writers started writing around the start of 21st century. Their fictions are set in the Pakistan of 1980s, 90s and post 9/11 world; major historical events of the country like 1971 War, Zia regime, post 9/11 conditions usually form the background of these fictions. Please suggest! Thanks
Relevant answer
Answer
hi waseem, 
interesting question .
New historicism can be employed as the  theoretical touchstone to analyze even recent writers.  Historical Knowledge manifested  in the form of  ‘historicism’ and ‘history’ is regarded as  fundamental embodiment of modernity and , I believe , postmodernism with a new perspective on terms like knowledge, reality, ideology and worldview. 
here are some publications : 
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
4 answers
In particular, with reference to the poetry of Tagore, Yeats, Senghor, Césaire, and Neruda.
Relevant answer
Answer
My book, "Poetry and Politics of Decolonization: Yeats, Tagore, Senghor, Césaire, and Neruda," just came out from Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP; ISBN #978-3-659-62893-1). It is available from morebooks.de for 46.90 EUR at https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/poetry-and-politics-of-decolonization/isbn/978-3-659-62893-1.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
8 answers
I am looking for literature and/or advices regarding methods for identifying relevant literature (qualitative and quantitative studies) in a review with a research question which is too broad and "messy" to apply a standardized search startegy as used in conventional systematic reviews.
Would be happy about literature and shared experiences, Milena
Relevant answer
Answer
Dear Milena,
I used an integrative approach after Whittemore, because my field was also messy and broad. Here is the link to the methodology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03621.x/abstract
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
25 answers
I am reading Bakhtin's "Problem of Speech Genre" and his Philosophy of the Act in the hopes of gaining a better understanding of his views on genre. Can anyone recommend additional readings, whether by Bakhtin or about his thought?
Relevant answer
Answer
Dear Rebecca,  I am also studying Bakhtin and thought that these readings might help you with your quest.
Bakhtin, M.M.(1968). Rebelais and his world (H. Iswolsky,Trans.). Cambridge,
Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bakhtin, M.M. (1981d). Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel:Notes toward a
Historical Poetics”. In M. Hoquist. (Ed). The Dialogic Imagination.Austin: Unversity of
Texas. (pp.84-254).
Bakhtin,M.M. (1984). Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics (C. Emerson, Trans. Vol.8).
Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press. (original work published 1929).
Bakhtin,M.M. (1985). A Critique of Marxist Pologias. Soviet Psychology, 23.3.(pp. 213-220).
Bakhtin, M.M.(1986). Bakhtin’s The Bildungsroman and its significance in the history of
realism (Towards a historical typology of the novel ). In Speech genres & other late
essays Translated by V.W. McGee, Trans.no.8). Austin: University of Texas.
Bakhtin, M.M. (1990). Art and Answerability (K. Bronstrom, Trans.) Austin, Univeristy of
Texas.
Bakhtin, M.M. (1993). Toward a Philosophy of the Act. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Bakhtin, M.M. (2004). Dialogic Origin and Dialogic Pedagogy of Grammar;Stylistics in
Teaching Russian Language in Secondary School, Journal of Russian and East European
Psychology, 42.6.(pp. 12-49).
Bakhtin, M.M.(2004). Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language and Culture: Meaning in
Language, Art and New Media. F.Bostad, C.Brandist, L.S. Evensen, and H.C. Faber.
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd: Hampshire. ISBN 140391690
Enjoy the readings.
regards Meripa
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
15 answers
Achebe accused Conrad for being racist . Achebe is considered the inventor of African Literature(Simon Gikandi) . What do you think?
Relevant answer
Answer
I agree with you in part, Segun Omidiora, but remember the start of the book: the Thames is as dark (if not darker) than the Congo river in the reminiscence of the old sailor who is telling the story :-).
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
13 answers
Twice more powerful than The Hopi's...???
Relevant answer
Answer
The one who is confused is me. Please translate into American English if you would.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
22 answers
I'm looking for a definition since in the Dictionary of Ethics plagiarism is defined as appropriation, yet plagiarism is considered not ethical and appropriation is ok.
Relevant answer
Answer
Without advancing my own definitions, I'd recommend the American novelist, Jonathan Lethem's recent, brilliant and eloquent exploration of plagiarism in literary (and other types of) creation - - "The Ecstasy of Influence." (http://harpers.org/archive/2007/02/the-ecstasy-of-influence/)
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
9 answers
I'm trying to develop a course for undergraduate students on postcolonial novels narrating the development of the nation. I'm thinking of novels like Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children.
Relevant answer
Answer
I don't know if you have it in english, but you can read "El Separatista" (the separatist) by Eduardo López Bago; it relates about the last years of the spanish colony of Cuba. From Spain, you have the "National episodes" by Benito Pérez Galdós; it's 46 novels, some of them translated in english.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
9 answers
I'm undergoing the reading process of my Masters, and while gathering works and theories, I began to wonder about North-American and/or Canadian authors who deal with Alterity and Otherness, preferably in the meeting of Foreigners with local. My study is to focus on the idea of the Foreigner, but focused on the Other and the creation of Alterity and I intend to use some short stories of Brazilian author João Guimarães Rosa and some short stories of the Spanish part of America. That's why I wanted some author with an English background, possibly, in order to try and see the differences in dealing with the theme from the three major cultural niches we have in the American continent.
Thanks in advance for any guidance,
Robert Thomas G. Würmli
Relevant answer
Answer
Here's an incomplete list of the writings of Canadian anthropologist Bruce Trigger, who's work I think you will find both interesting and useful:
Trigger, Bruce G., “Alternative archaeologies: nationalist, colonialist, imperialist”, en Man (Royal Anthropological Institute), serie nueva, vol. 19, no. 3, sep. 1984, pp. 355-370.
Trigger, Bruce G., “American archaeology as native history: a review essay”, en William and Mary Quarterly (Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture), 3a. serie, vol. 40, no. 3, jul. 1983, pp. 413-452.
Trigger, Bruce G., “Archaeology at the crossroads: what’s new?”, en Annual Review of Anthropology (Annual Reviews), vol. 13, 1984, pp. 275-300.
Trigger, Bruce G., “Early native North American responses to European contact: romantic versus rationalistic interpretations”, en The Journal of American History (Organization of American Historians), vol. 77, no. 4, mar. 1991, 1195-1215.
Trigger, Bruce G., A history of archaeological thought, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Trigger, Bruce G., “Major concepts of archaeology in historical perspective”, en Man (Royal Anthropological Institute), serie nueva, vol. 3, no. 4, dic. 1968, pp. 527-541.
Trigger, Bruce G.; Kehoe, Alice B., “On giving Lubbock his due”, en Current Anthropology (Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research/The University of Chicago Press), vol. 35, no. 1, feb. 1994, pp. 46-48.
For context, there is a biographical sketch on Wikipedia.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
1 answer
Consider Robbe-Grillet and Nathalie Sarraute
Relevant answer
Answer
Both terms acted as a beginning of a new era. It broke the conventional pattern that many had been following for ages with or with knowing the meanings.
From Aesthetic P.O.V, two divisions can be ruled out:
1. Breaking the pattern or search for the higher truth or better results, where both terms began not by developing into a new era but by questioning.
2. Though it broke the pattern and questioned the traditional practices, it again falls into the same category just by adding a fancy twist.
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
2 answers
There are written literatures in Amharic, Oromo, Tigringa and English Languages in Ethiopia and the mainstream in Amharic is so diversified
Relevant answer
Answer
Thank you very much Lourido!
  • asked a question related to Comparative Literature
Question
14 answers
Poe and Baudelaire are believed to have developed some neuroses, closely related to the early loss of their mothers' love. In fact, Poe's mother died when he was only 3, whereas Baudelaire's mother did not die, but remarried when her unique son was about 7.
Relevant answer
Neuroses? Are the geniuses of all over the world really ill?"If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you"(Kipling R)."Flowers of Evil" is all the variations and nuances of spiritual states of a modern human, broken consciousness of the whole generation, a strong sense of modernity, inducing Baudelaire to reject "Parisian ideal " of the Beautiful. "Lucifer slumbers at the bottom of every human soul", that is a duel must be: the idea of searching, aspiration to cognition of the world in the name of the assertion of value of life. Innovation is a foundation of a poetic image, merging of a human being with the world, synesthesia, suggestive magic, suggestive allegory. "A modern manner to feel" is a main thing for Baudelaire. A meaning of truth is important.The Strange is a part of Beautiful^:"When I create pain, I create beauty." Beauty is above good and evil. It's balanced with the infinite. At first Baudelaire interpreted the name as "aversion for evil", then - "to retrieve beauty from evil".It's a mirror, where every can see oneself "(Lombroso). Innovation is neither antithesis, nor duality of the world, but it's analogy, assimilation, parallelism (Lukov V). "That there is at the bottom is similar to the top and v.v"(Trismegist G.). "Evil is good, good is evil"(Shakespeare, Gogol, Berdyaev). Evil is universal, because it is not only in the surrounding world, in the deformity of social being, in the spontaneous natural force, but also in a human oneself. A human is double, he rushes about good and evil. "the main tragedy is that the world lost the harmony and unity of spiritual world"(antinomy) (Yakubovich P). He doesn't condemn a man, he compassionates with one. "And mercy begged of Justice in her blindness"(Pushkin A). Evil is universal, it's one of the sides of being. There are pangs of conscience after them. Conscience is a voice of God. "I dedicate these sickly flowers"(verses)."Flowers of the Earth don't know mud"(Mickelangelo). "As if you only can know, in what mud verses are growing without shame"(Akhmadulina B). Baudelaire: "the evil, germinating through a human soul, and generating pangs of conscience, despair, melancholy is spleen".May be is it a kind of catharsis ?(Aristotle). Bad tempers are improved through laughter. May be, through aversion for evil by means of over-naturalistic, pathological, mad representation of evil? Baudelaire - innovator uses Brechtian method "die Verfremdung: "Is an actor responsible for the roles of the criminals, who he has played? Did I have a right or even have to adopt my intellect and talent to various sophisms and forms of corruption of my century?"To us,creative personalities are heritage and progress of humanity, but often some people begin to appreciate a genius after one's death, they dare to label one,savor a private life.Baudelaire:"The most ruthless accusation is in contempt for people and in aversion for the world. They judged about Poe, ascribing the characters of the personages to him. It's one of the most ineffective battles". Rough diktat of reality, bending and spoiling a creator is a reason of loneliness. "Society doesn't like incorrigible unlucky persons. It's characteristic of a definite incompatibility of a human with the world.Poe wrote in the style which was too elevating over the mediocre intellectual level so that they could pay him well."(Baudelaire) Poe:"How it smells of mean-spirited store". After all, "literary life is the only environment, where a superior soul from the declasse can breathe"(Bataille). "Evil is Baudelaire's aspiration to become a thing, that he has been for others.Compensation of Being is an object of a genius, tension, poetic weakness. Poetry is as compensation of an individual"(Sartre), because "desire of the impossible is fatal". "This poverty-stricken life" (Baudelaire) is a desire of the impossible to his death."The most cherished is to be as a stone, as a sculpture in the relaxed calmness of stability." The favorite image is a beast, which is trapped. A.Camus: "It's an acquisition of integrity against the background of disintegration in social consciousness". "To live and die in front of the mirror: he is acting his own life, because he can't live it". "Life proves that the elite have a talent, virtue, calling, they are marked with God's grace. In spite of it, society brings them to special anathema and accuses them of the illnesses, which have been evoked by its own suppression... If the folks have no aristocracy, the cult of Beautiful will be doomed to degeneration, crumbling up, death". Poe and Baudelaire had been aristocrats to their death. Strikingly integral, truthful dandy Baudelaire didn't betray his friends, wife, own father, own creative credo, talent, he remained forever one. Deceived (instead of 500 he received 50 for lectures!), unrecognized, sick, lonely, ruined by life he divided his miserable salary into 4 parts:for mother, for wife, for friends(not long before death).Poe didn't betray a memory of his departed wife for the sake of a new profitable marriage. Date obolum Belisario. Letum non omnia finit. "It's Death that comforts us, alas! and makes us live".