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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 220–230.
Published: 01 June 2009
...ALFRED J. LÓPEZ Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz's 1877 list of ten “founding” languages for comparative literature implicitly includes the Americas, where at least five of the originary ten languages (English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish) were widely spoken at the time. Yet until very recently...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 332–348.
Published: 01 September 2007
...; in his elegant summary of the LIFE ON THE SECOND FLOOR/337 historical origins of comp lit, Saussy quotes from one its founding figures, Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz, who in 1877 “announces ‘the principle of polyglottism’ and prescribes ten languages as the basis...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 360–375.
Published: 01 September 2006
... approach to literature first became dominant in the countries of Eastern Europe, so, too, the world’s first journal of comparative literature, the Acta comparationis litterarum universalum/Összehasonlító Irodalomtörténeti Lapok (Papers on Comparative Literature), was also published there—by Hugó Meltzl...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 438–447.
Published: 01 December 2011
... “comparative” to mean “competitive,” when you saw in the bulletin that the title of my paper was to be “Interplanetary Literature.” After all, when Goethe, René Wellek, and Hugo Meltzl de Lomnitz, not to mention our contemporaries Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, David Damrosch, Franco Moretti, Christopher...