Specialised Information Service Comparative Literature (SIS Comparative Literature)

The SIS Comparative Literature (Fachinformationsdienst Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, FID AVL) is a project set in motion beginning in 2016 at the Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with funding from the German Research Foundation. It is now in its second funding period (2019-2021). The FID AVL makes informational services available to scholars in the field of Comparative Literature and is being developed in close collaboration with the research community and with the support of a Advisory Board of Scholars. For more information about the SIS Comparative Literature, go to About us.

Our services are still in the setup phase. We invite you to visit our site regularly – we will constantly be adding new functions and services! You can stay up-to-date by joining our mailing list, or by visiting our avldigital BLOG and subscribing to our Twitter feed.

Recent blog posts

avldigital.de @ Macau

Every three years, the Association Internationale de Littérature Comparée/International Comparative Literature Association (AILC/ICLA) holds the world's largest congress on Comparative Literature. This year it will take place from 29 July to 2 August at the University of Macau. Topic: Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature. The team of avldigital.de will also be there!

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Schön? Elegant? Sexy? Anmutig? Neue Studie aus dem MPIEA analysiert Spielarten von Schönheit

Ästhetisch gefallende Objekte und Performances aus verschiedenen Domänen und von verschiedenster Art werden gern als „schön“ bezeichnet. Diese extrem breite Anwendung hat einen Nachteil: obwohl das Attribut „schön“ fraglos eine Auszeichnung signalisiert, ist schwer zu erkennen, was allen diesen Fällen als die Eigenschaft „schön“ gemeinsam ist.

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avldigital BLOG

The avldigital BLOG is operated by the SIS Comparative Literature along with the German Society for General and Comparative Literature Studies (DGAVL) and the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin.