Awarded the 1996 Phoenix Prize for Editorial Achievement by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, The Comparatist is a dynamic, well-established journal of comparative literature. It has appeared annually since 1977 and is currently sponsored by Whitman College.
The Comparatist has traditionally published comparative work involving literary and cultural movements, literature and the arts, relations between European and non-European literatures, and inter-American literary exchanges. More recently the journal has also focused on third world, Afro-Caribbean, and Central European literary phenomena. Each issue features eight to ten articles clustered around major comparative-thematic topics, such as “Theoretical Dialogues,” “Post-Colonial Perspectives,” “Comparative Poetics,” or “Eastern-Western Relationships.” A substantial review-section evaluates important theoretical and practical concerns involving cross-cultural literary study. As a forum for literary comparatists, the journal encourages a stimulating interplay of intertextual and comparative methods, of theoretical-historical analysis, and of critical interpretation.
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