Literary Universals

Modeled on the study of linguistic universals, the Literary Universals Project has two specific purposes. First, it should facilitate access to established work on literary universals, which has otherwise been scattered. Second, it should foster the advancement of further research on literary universals. These specific purposes should in turn contribute to our more general knowledge about literature and, ultimately, our understanding of the human mind and human society.

Contact

Phone:
(860) 486-2141
Address:
University of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

Recent Articles

  • LITERARY UNIVERSALS WORKSHOP
    To be held at The University of Connecticut, Storrs, on 24 May 2019 Literary universals include properties and structures ranging, for example, from genre patterns through metaphor and imagery, and from ethical or political themes through formal features of prosody. Technically, literary universals are features of literary works that recur across unrelated literary traditions with greater […]
  • LITERARY UNIVERSALS PROJECT: DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
    Literary Universals Workshop University of Connecticut – Storrs Campus Directions to the South Parking Garage and Walking Directions to Oak Hall   Directions and Parking View the interactive UConn campus map here. Parking is available in the South Parking Garage (SPRK on the interactive map). Walking directions from the South Parking Garage to Oak Hall (OAK […]
  • LITERARY UNIVERSALS WORKSHOP PROGRAM AND ABSTRACTS
    LITERARY UNIVERSALS WORKSHOP 24 May 2019 This workshop is made possible by a generous grant from the University of Connecticut Office of the Vice President for Research, as well as funding from the Department of English and the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages at the University of Connecticut, and the Emil Aaltonen Foundation. The […]