David Damrosch

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David Damrosch is an internationally renowned scholar in the fields of Comparative Literature and World Literature. Currently Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University, David Damrosch has served as the past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, delivered numerous guest and memorial lectures, and published widely in the aforementioned fields of Comparative and World Literature. He is the author of several books including: What Is World Literature? (2003), How to Read World Literature (2009) and Teaching World Literature (2009). He has also co-edited numerous volumes of Longman Anthologies focusing on British and World Literature.

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Visit Invitation to World Literature, a website featuring 13 videos on World Literature for which David Damrosch was the lead literary adviser and a commentator.

Watch a youtube video of David Damrosch delivering a Simon Fraser University Public Lecture on “How to Read World Literature.”