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Comparative Literature

Research Guide for Comparative Literature

Selected Reference Works


Chabal, Patrick. The Post-Colonial Literature of Lusophone Africa. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1996.

Killam, G. D., and Ruth Rowe. The Companion to African Literatures. Oxford: James Currey, 2010.

Smithe, Jonathan P. African Literature: Overview and Bibliography. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2002.

Caribbean, Latin America

Balderston, Daniel. Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis, 2004.

Benson, Eugene, and Leonard W. Conolly. Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2005.

→ Organized by genre, major subject, and biographies.

Figueredo, D. H. Encyclopedia of Caribbean Literature. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Knight, Franklin W., and Henry Louis Gates. Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography. Oxford: University Press, 2016.

Pactor, Howard S. Colonial British Caribbean Newspapers: A Bibliography and Directory. Bibliographies and Indexes in World History, No. 19. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Poddar, Prem, and David Johnson. A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Thought in English. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005.

→ Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Redmond, Walter Bernard. Bibliography of the Philosophy in the Iberian Colonies of America. International Archives of the History of Ideas, 51. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1972.

North America

Lecker, Robert, and Jack David. The Annotated Bibliography of Canada’s Major Authors. Downsview, Canada: ECW Press, 1979.

O’Brien, Elmer J. The Wilderness, the Nation, and the Electronic Era American Christianity and Religious Communication, 1620-2000: An Annotated Bibliography. ATLA Bibliography Series ; No. 57. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2009.

Ocampo, Aurora M. Diccionario de escritores mexicanos. 1. ed. Ciudad de México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Centro de Estudios Literarios, 1967.


Library of Congress Division of Bibliography. The British Empire in Africa: Selected References. Washington, 1942.

Meyers, Charles Lee. Bibliography of Colonial Costume: Compiled for the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey. New York: sn, 1923.

Royal Commonwealth Society Library. A Select Bibliography of Publications on Foreign Colonisation--German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and Belgian--Contained in the Library of the Royal Colonial Institute. Royal Colonial Institute Bibliographies ; No. 1. London: Royal colonial institute, 1915.

Women's Studies

Biblowitz, Iris, Women and Literature Collective, and Sense and Sensibility Collective. Women and Literature: An Annotated Bibliography of Women Writers. 3d ed. Cambridge, Mass: Women and Literature Collective, 1976.

Buvinić, Mayra. Women and World Development: An Annotated Bibliography. Washington: Overseas Development Council, 1976.

Daims, Diva. Toward a Feminist Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography of Novels in English by Women, 1891-1920. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities ; v. 201. New York: Garland Pub Co, 1982.

Leonard, Kathy S. Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2007.

Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth, and Olga Torres-Seda. Caribbean Women Novelists: An Annotated Critical Bibliography. Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature, No. 36. Westport, Conn. ; Greenwood Press, 1993.

New Books in Postcolonial Thought

Postcolonial Studies (journal)

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