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World Languages and Literatures (WLL) information resources: Additional resources

These resources in World Literature are organized by theme.

Introduction to Literary Theory

Literary Movements

Colonialism and Postcolonialism

Works of literature from specific countries and cultures







  • Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature [print]


Latin America

Middle East


  • Reference Guide to Russian Literature [print]

United States

Travel and Displacement

World Literature for Children

Conflict, Trauma, and Revolution

General websites

  • Introduction to World Literature. A multimedia series that provides a passport to this rich heritage via thirteen works from a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions.
  • Global Shakespeare. A collaborative open access online project based at MIT. Focusing on Shakespeare as an international figure, the site brings together videos, video clips, articles, and academic commentary from around the world.
  • Index Translationum: UNESCO's searchable bibliography of books translated throughout the world.
  • Words Without Borders: The online magazine for international literature.  Categorized world literature links including websites, journals, and blogs.
  • The Legend of Ponnivala: Major South Indian oral folk epic
  • Routledge Translation Studies Portal: Offers a wide range of online resources and teaching materials, links to key organizations, and showcase of Routledge's  titles in translation and interpreting studies

Associations and organizations

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