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Hello /lit/ people,
I would like to make a request for which you seem the most skillful : what are the essential methods of comparative literature ?
I'm not skillful in literature studies, but I think comparative literature methodology could help me in my research activities.
Do you have clues about this methodology ? What are the main references related to comparative literature ?
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your question is just as broad and unanswerable as "what are the methods of literary analysis" or "how do you read"

you're gonna have to ask a better question to get a response...
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Okay sorry.

As I understood it, comparative literature consists in comparing content of groups of texts or of some specific texts. It helps to identify figures or themes that can be found in separated literatures. If I'm right, comparative literature is rooted in "foreign literature."

I wonder how the comparatist's rigor, or the replicability of her/his method, is ascertained ?
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