Publications

Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature

The Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature series was inaugurated in 1910 by Professor W.H. Schofield with the publication of Three Philosophical Poets by George Santayana. The series continues to present the work of outstanding scholars to this day. All publications are listed chronologically below. Books can be ordered from amazon.com by clicking on underlined book titles.

Hyperboles: The Rhetoric of Excess in Baroque Literature and Thought
By Christopher D. Johnson
2010

Thin Culture, High Art: Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America

By Anne Lounsbery
2007

 
Medieval Joke Poetry: The Cantigas d'Escarnho e de Mal Dizer 
By Benjamin Liu 
2004


The Ascension of Authorship: Attribution and Canon Formation in Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian Traditions 
By Jed Wyrick
2004


Soliciting Darkness: Pindar, Obscurity, and the Classical Tradition 
By John T. Hamilton
2003


Visions of Persia: Mapping the Travels of Adam Olearius 
By Elio Brancaforte
2003


Original Subjects: The Child, the Novel, and the Nation 
By Ala Alryyes
2001


The Story of O: Prostitutes and Other Good-for-Nothings in the Renaissance 
By Michele Jaffe
1999


The Way of Oblivion: Heraclitus and Kafka 
By David Schur
1998


Subjects without Selves: Transitional Texts in Modern Fiction 
By Gabriele Schwab
1994


The Challenge of Comparative Literature 
By Claudio Guillèn
1993


Death in Quotation Marks: Cultural Myths of the Modern Poet 
By Svetlana Boym
1991


The Living Eye 
By Jean Starobinski
1989


Mi-lou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire 
By Stephen Owen
1989


Literary Structure, Evolution, and Value: Russian Formalism and Czech Structuralism Reconsidered 
By Jurij Striedter
1989


The Taming of Romanticism: European Literature and the Age of Biedermeier 
By Virgil Nemoianu
1984


Fictions of Romantic Irony 
By Lilian R. Furst
1984


The Quattrocento Dialogue: Classical Tradition and Humanist Innovation 
By David Marsh
1980


Mirror on Mirror: Translation, Imitation, Parody 
By Reuben Brower
1974


Comparative Studies in Greek and Indic Meter 
By Gregory Nagy
1974


Grounds for Comparison 
By Harry Levin
1972


The Renaissance Discovery of Time 
By Ricardo J. Quinones
1972


Pan the Goat God: His Myth in Modern Times 
By Patricia Merivale
1969


Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus 
By Erich Segal
1968


The Icelandic Family Saga: An Analytic Reading 
By Theodore M. Andersson
1967


Dostoevsky and Romantic Realism: A Study of Dostoevsky in Relation to Balzac, Dickens, and Gogol 
By Donald Fanger
1965


Rogue's Progress: Studies in the Picaresque Novel 
By Robert Alter
 
1964


Praisers of Folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare 
By Walter Kaiser
 
1964


The Singer of Tales 
By Albert B. Lord
1960


On Translation 
Edited by Reuben Brower
1959


Contexts of Criticism 
By Harry Levin
1957


Vissarion Belinski, 1811-1848 
By Herbert E. Bowman
1954


Perspectives of Criticism 
Edited by Harry Levin
1950


The Testament of Werther in Poetry and Drama 
By Stuart Pratt Atkins
1949


A Bibliography of the Theophrastan Character in English with Several Portrait Characters 
By Chester Noyes Greenough and J.M. French
1947


Un Voyageur-Philosophe au XVII Siècle: L'Abbé Jean-Bernard le Blanc 
By Hélène Monod-Cassidy
1941


Jean Racine 
By Alexander F.B. Clark
1939


Catullus in Strange and Distant Britain 
By James A.S. McPeek
1939


Proverbs in the Earlier English Drama 
By Bartlett Jere Whiting
1938


D'Edmond Spenser à Alan Seeger: Poèmes Anglais Traduits en Vers Français 
By Fernand Baldensperger
1938


English Literature and Culture in Russia (1553-1840) 
By Ernest J. Simmons
 
1935


Chaucer's Use of Proverbs 
By Bartlett Jere Whiting
 
1934


Virgil the Necromancer 
By John Webster Spargo
1934


Eger and Grime 
By James Ralston Caldwell
1923


Spenser and the Table Round 
By Charles Bowie Millican
1932


Chaucer and the Roman Poets 
By Edgar Finley Shannon
1929


Angevin Britain and Scandinavia 
By Henry Goddard Leach
1921


Mythical Bards and the Life of William Wallace 
By William Henry Schofield
1920


Medieval Spanish Allegory 
By Chandler Rathfon Post
1915


The Comedies of Holberg 
By Oscar James Campbell, Jr.
1914


Chivalry in English Literature: Chaucer, Malory, Spenser, and Shakespeare 
By William Henry Schofield
1912


Three Philosophical Poets: Lucretius, Dante, and Goethe
By George Santayana
1910