New registry of dissertations for Comparative Literature

The new registry of dissertations on enables you to present your doctoral thesis project and to network with other PhD students. All PhD students whose thesis project has a focus on Comparative Literature are invited to enter their project into the registry!

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New on CompaRe: Publications from the ICI Berlin

The ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry is an independent research centre. It cooperates with the FID AVL to disseminate announcements of its events and fellowships in the Comparative Literature research community via Additionally, publications from ICI Berlin Press, particularly the "Cultural Inquiry" series, are made available open access via CompaRe.

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New features for Networking and the Index of Researchers

The Networking module is the interactive information and community platform on We have now updated the way posts on Networking are being displayed. Posts can now be filtered by various criteria. Individual categories (CfP, Events, Vacancies, Institutions, Projects and Websites) now offer a better overview thanks to advanced sorting options. And you can now subscribe directly to our newsletter while registering for the Index of Researchers.

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New on CompaRe: Series of conferences "Digitalität in den Geisteswissenschaften" ("Digitality in the Humanities")

The series of conferences „Digitalität in den Geisteswissenschaften“ investigates the way digital transformation modifies objects, central questions and epistemes of disciplines pertaining to the Humanities. Contributions to the conferences are published in edited volumes. From the third volume on, these are published on CompaRe.

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New on CompaRe: Studien der Paderborner Komparatistik

The series "Studien der Paderborner Komparatistik", edited by Prof. Dr. Jörn Steigerwald and Prof. Dr. Claudia Öhlschläger, presents of research conducted at the Department of Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Paderborn. The volumes are published open access via the Paderborn University Library's repository and are additionally archived on's publication service CompaRe.

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New function on Export to reference management software

With the Finding literature module, offers a specialised catalogue for research literature and information in Comparative Literature. To support comparatists in their work, this catalogue now includes a means to export bibliographical references for use in reference management software. It can be found in the new Tab "Export".

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New data source on Digi20

The project Digi20 makes digitised versions of research literature available online. The focus is on the humanities and social sciences. Titles come from the publishing houses Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Wilhelm Fink / Ferdinand Schöningh and Otto Sagner. On, all 5.250 titles have now been added to the "Finding literature" module's catalogue.

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Digital teaching in Comparative Literature - A new module on

Due to the Covid-19 pandemia, all university teaching needs to be realised digitally on very short notice. Even though there is no lack of local and online support for the teaching staff of universities, everybody is confronted with the same questions: How to start teaching digitally, what tools to use, which guidelines to observe, how to support students? On, the Specialised Information Service Comparative Literature supports teaching scholars in Comparative Literature in finding answers to these questions. To this end, it has formed a close cooperation with the initiative "Digital Teaching German Studies" and its information platform.

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#flattenthecurve: Social distancing, home office and working digitally help to cushion the Corona pandemia's effects. is, as its name suggests, a digital service. Thanks to that, we can keep offering our platform for scholars in Literary Studies! Our team is workin from home, and all our portal's functions are kept available.

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Jetzt auf 100 E-Books aus der Reihe Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature (RIPL)

Seit 2017 stellt der FID Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft (FID AVL) Forschenden und Lehrenden an Einrichtungen mit komparatistischem Schwerpunkt sowie Mitgliedern der Fachgesellschaft DGAVL exklusive E-Book-Pakete zur Verfügung. Das Angebot wurde jetzt um die Reihe Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature (RIPL) erweitert. Alle 100 bisher verfügbaren RIPL-Bände sind auf im Modul Recherchieren unter FID-Lizenzen aufgelistet.

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