Comparative Literature Resources and General Links

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Many Comparative Literature Organizations list specific online resources.

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The CLCWeb Library
The CLCWeb Library of Research and Information in Comparative Literature and Culture.
" a website of information and research tools for work in comparative literature and culture."
By Steven Totosy de Zepetnek

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Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought
Sections include Resources ; Corollary Sites ; Readings ; People
By Martin Ryder, School of Education, University of Denver

An Exploration of Modern Monsters
Categories include Technology Monsters ; Human Monsters ; Ecological Monsters ; Reanimated Monsters ; Taboo Table ; Bibliography.
I'm no fan of image maps but the one on the homepage is quite fun.
University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Website

The Fantastic in Art and Fiction
"Sponsored by Cornell Universityís Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC) this image-bank provides a visual resource for the study of the Fantastic or of the supernatural in fiction and in art. While the site emerges from a comparative literature course on the topic at Skidmore College, it is also intended to open the door to consideration of some of the constant structures and patterns of fantastic literature, and the problems they raise. In this sense, the materials presented here may find a use among students in a variety of disciplines ... Approximately 300 images from over 80 books reside in this database. They may be perused by subject via the links on the homepage and in the navigation bar at the bottom of each page."

George Kelly Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection
Description of their print collection.
"The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection is comprised of well over 25,000 pulp-fiction books and magazines. The earliest date from the 1940s. The Collection contains hundreds of paperbacks from this period, and thousands from the 1950s and 1960s."
Lockwood Memorial Library, University at Buffalo

Literature 2000
"...a collaboration of the public libraries of the European Cities of Culture 2000
"Literature" is a joint project of the public libraries of the European Cities of Culture 2000. Participants include libraries in Bologna, Brussels, Helsinki, Cracow, Prague, Reykjavik and Bergen. The project consists of several components through which the Cities of Culture will acquaint each other with their own city or region's authors and their literature. This will be accomplished through presentations of the authors and their cities on the Internet..."

Postcolonial Studies (PS)
" is intended to serve primarily as a resource for students of postcolonial literature and theory at Emory University. Another important objective, however, is to provide a site on the Web where people from around the country and around the world can come for an introduction to major topics and issues in Postcolonial Studies."
By Deepika Bahri, English Dept., Emory University

Science Fiction Studies
Scholarly Archive: Reviews, Documents, Essay Abstracts
"Science Fiction Studies is published three times a year (March, July, November) by SF-TH Inc. at DePauw University. The website of Science Fiction Studies publishes abstracts of all articles, as well as the full texts of all reviews, historical documents, and selected essays appearing in the journal since its founding in 1973 by R.D. Mullen. We normally maintain a one-year blackout before texts published in the journal appear on the website."

World of Books
Annotated Surveys of Noteworthy Books From Around the Globe
" a series of annual pamphlets first started in 1998. Each year the Library's foreign area specialists identify some of the most important and interesting books published abroad that an American public may have overlooked. The results provide a fascinating insight about other peoples and cultures."
- Library of Congress

Yale University Library Research Guide in Comparative Literature
"This is a guide to the print and microform collections, online databases, internet resources, and other resources for conducting research in Comparative Literature at Yale UniversityThis guide emphasizes comparative literature and literary criticism."
Maintained by Marianna McKim, Librarian, Yale University

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