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Foreign Literature

Understanding countries and regions through studying their literature.

Foreign literature studies concerns the comprehensive research of literature in the language of the country it was written in that includes the study of the regional and historical circumstances in which it was written. While examining the author’s personal history and views and the historical context the work was written in, researchers must also imagine how and why the characters in the literature act the way they do to better grasp the essence of humanity. Study of any foreign literature requires acquisition of the language that literature was written in. For example, in order to study in the field of American and English literature criticism, studies in modern English and business English is carried out concurrently with other studies. Knowledge of the country’s culture, thinking, and daily customs are also essential for understanding the background in which a work was written.

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創価大学 | Soka University


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明治学院大学 | Meiji Gakuin University

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関西大学 | Kansai University

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