Marginal remarks from a personal research history

This essay deals with the history of comparative literature in Norway, focusing on the importance of Atle Kittang for the theoretical development of this discipline. With personal examples, and both humorously and polemically, the author also raises the question of the limits of comparative literature and argues for research within the field of «law and literature».

Keywords: Atle Kittang, comparative literature, history of literature, law and literature