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Comparative Literature

Guide to Comparative Literature resources at Penn State.

Find Books & eBooks

The CAT - Find Books and Other Materials at Penn State

You can search TheCAT by entering book titles or authors' names. Authors' names should be listed in TheCAT according to standard French usage and titles should be entered without the initial article (le, la, les).

Examples: cesaire, aime -or- solar throat slashed

To do a subject search, it is important to know the LC subject headings. You can also "Browse" by subject headings. Examples of useful subject headings:

  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature -- African and European
  • Comparative literature -- American and German
  • Literature, Modern

You can also search for books about literary theory or periods. Some examples:

  • Postcolonialism
  • Modernism Literature 
  • Marxist Criticism
  • Romanticism