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Slavic Literature

I. Purpose:
To support teaching and research through the doctoral level in Russian literature, and undergraduate instruction in Czech, Polish, and Serbo-Croatian literatures. The study of the other Slavic literatures is supported at a level that provides an overview for the purpose of broad comparative studies. Primary interest in Slavic literatures is to be found in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Relevant materials--especially in English translation--are also o f importance to students and faculty in comparative literature, history, drama, European studies, and English.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: The primary languages of collection are the original languages of the literatures in question. Important literary works are also acquired in English translation whenever possible. Critical and historical studies are purchased in English, French, German, and Italian, as well as in the Slavic languages; works written in other languages are ordinarily acquired only when translated into one of these languages.

B. Chronological Guidelines:From the beginnings of the Slavic literatures to the present.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe. Emigre literature in all parts of the world is also collected. For Slavic literatures written in Latin America see the statement for the Benson Latin American Collection.

D. Treatment of Subject: Literary texts, biographies of important literary figures, literary histories, and other relevant critical and theoretical writings are acquired, as well as materials treating legal aspects of the subject (e.g. censorship in Russia and the Soviet Union). Juvenile literature is acquired only when the author is of major literary importance. Anthologies and annotated readers are selectively acquired.

E. Types of Materials: Included are encyclopedias and dictionaries, reports of institutes of literary research, proceedings of congresses and conferences, literary and biographical dictionaries, and festschriften. Theses and dissertations are purchased on a highly selective basis. Manuscripts are not acquired.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on the acquisition of current materials, but, especially in the case of Russian literature, retrospective purchasing is also done to fill in gaps and acquire important works. In the case of non-current acquisitions, reprints are ordinarily preferred to original editions. New editions of important

Slavic Literatures works are purchased when new explanatory or critical material has been introduced, or when copies already held by the library become too brittle to circulate.

G. Other General Considerations:: The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center has several collections, such as the Argosy Russian and the Charles Parish Bohemica collections, that are of importance to students of Slavic literatures. The Texas History Collection in the Center for American History collects some works published in Texas.

For the non-Slavic literatures of the Russian Republic, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe, see the Slavic and East European Studies Statement . For Slavic languages, see the Linguistics Statement.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

General Slavic Literature PG 500-584 PCL C[3b] Slavic
Church Slavic PG 701-716 PCL C [3b]Slavic
Bulgarian PG 1000-1146 PCL A[2]Slavic
Macedonian PG 1180-1199 PCL A[1]Slavic
Serbo-Croatian PG 1400-1696 PCL B[3a]Slavic
Slovenian PG 1900-1962 PCL A[1] Slavic
Belarusian PG 2834.18-2847 PCL A[2]Slavic
Russian PG 2900-3800 PCL C[4] Slavic
Ukrainian PG 3900-3987 PCL A[2] Slavic
Czech PG 5000-5146 PCL B[3b] Slavic
Slovak PG 5400-5546 PCL A[2a] Slavic
Sorbian PG 5661-5698 PCL A[1] Slavic
Polish PG 7001-7498 PCL A[2a] Slavic
Lechitic Languagesand Dialects (except Polish) PG 7900-7925 N/A Excluded[0] N/A

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