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These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Comparative Literature and Cinema & Media Studies collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). Additional subject areas included are folklore and textual studies. For questions or more information, please contact the Comparative Literature Librarian.
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Comparative Literature and Cinema & Media Studies are the analyses of relationships among literatures and media of various cultures, nations and periods. Literary and popular genres, sources and influences, as well as aesthetic and critical theories and methods are included in this discipline. Study may be intercultural or interlinguistical, extending to the relationship of literature and media to other spheres of human expression such as philosophy, the fine arts, religion and history.
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