SIS Comparative Literature’s acquisition strategy

Our SIS catalogue is growing continually, with selected new acquisitions from German and international publishers.

Our acquisition strategy is a flexible one which aims to meet the requirements of current research, and which we are developing along with our collaboration partners, our Advisory Board of Scholars and our users. Our goal is to take into account not only current trends but also traditional research topics within Comparative Literature in Germany and worldwide.

Our subject profile focuses on the following research areas:

Literary theory and general literature studies
  • General poetics
  • Literary aesthetics
  • Literary semiotics
  • Methods, methodology
  • Research on periods and periodisation issues
  • Intertextuality
  • Intermediality
  • Interartiality and comparative arts
  • Interculturality
  • Interlingualism
  • Translation and cultural interface research
  • Interdiscursivity
  • Globalisation research in literature studies
Forms and motifs in international context
  • Inter- und transnational history of form
  • Thematology, history of materials and motifs
  • Genre poetics and comparative genre research