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Photography and the Book: A Note on Ralph Gibson’s Ex Libris

By Jan Baetens

BeatensIf one takes a look at the field of literary studies, one may have the impression that the traditional field of comparative literature has no longer the presence and the impact it used to have. Despite the cultural and economic globalization –or perhaps because of that very phenomenon– there is less interest for the comparison of various national literatures and traditions. Often it is ‘theory’ that has taken the place of what comparative literature used to be, or cultural studies, yet to limit the picture to the sole field of writing and verbal language may also be a little misleading...

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