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.
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
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