PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION

 

 

 

This third, revised, and expanded edition of An Introduction to Literary Studies builds on the basic structure of the 1999 and 2004 English editions but considerably widens its focus by also incorporating non-Anglophone literary traditions. In this respect, this third edition follows my German Einführung in die Grundlagen der Literaturwissenschaft: Theorien, Gattungen, Arbeitstechniken (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2011). However, all chapters have undergone major changes and expansion, so that, in total, this edition includes more than 40 pages of additional material. While only minor modifications have been made to the first chapter, Chapters 27 have been completely revised in order to meet ...

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