In my work as a translator I often come across the collocation literary sciences in names of some academic bodies, mostly of non-English speaking countries. I am not sure about the meaning and contents of the discipline it denotes. Does it imply only strictly humanitarian studies and research, such as literary criticism, history of literature, etc.? Could semiotics, text interpretation, versification principles and other subjects verging on linguistic and scientific be included here as well?


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This is a literal, but erroneous, translation from the German "Literaturwissenschaft." It refers to a field of study that, in the English-speaking world, should be called "literature studies."