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For over thirty years, Comparative Literature has offered outstanding opportunities for study at the crossroads of various disciplines. From the exploration of techniques of critical reading and interpretation to the development of theoretical perspectives, the Department's approach is wide-ranging and rigorous. Areas of curricular emphasis include theories of literature and interpretation, theory and practice of translation, narrative and discourse theory, theories of literary history, canon and world literature, psychoanalytic theory, film analysis, gender studies, and a range of cross-cultural studies, from Orientalism/Occidentalism to multiculturalism in the Americas.

See what is happening in Comparative Literature news. Be sure to read about the history of Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the approaches to the discipline taken here. Learn more about the Translation Center, a world leader in translation services and scholarship. Discover some of the invaluable resources available to scholars here as well as some of the reasons why our location consistently attracts thinkers, artists, performers and writers, from the aspiring to the world-renowned.


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