New This Semester:
Interpreting and Translation Practice II, COMP-LIT 582
Intro. to Film Analysis: Cinematic Time Travel, COMP-LIT 197FA
Legends of King Arthur, COMP-LIT 297KA
Fauna and Flora: Ideas of Ecocriticism, COMP-LIT 692F
Comparative Literature offers 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 program's approach is wide-ranging.
Career opportunities with a degree in Comparative Literature are diverse and may include Advertising, Branding, Copy Editing, Corporate Communications, Consulting, Education, the Film and Television Industry, Graduate School, Human Resources, Interpreter, IT Journalism, Law Librarian, Literary Agent, Marketing, Medicine, Multi-media Production, Online Market Research, Proofreader, Paralegal, Publishing, Public Health, Translator, Theater, Freelance Writing, or Speech.
The study of literary texts (writing judged by a culture to be important for its aesthetic, content or contextual qualities) is an ancient discipline practiced for more than a millennium in cultures around the globe. By collaborating with other departments and institutions, employing media and communications technologies, and thinking beyond the bounds of the conventional classroom, Comparative Literature is continuously developing and improving this study through creativity and innovation.
Since 1991, Film (as a concentration) has become a dynamic center fo interdepartmental and interdisciplinary activity with participation from a solid core of faculty members representing fifteen departments from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and the School of Education. The Program offers both an Undergraduate and Graduate Certificate in the Film Concentration.
The Comparative Literature faculty have strengths in film and digital media, translation and interpreting, colonial and post-colonial, and medieval and modern. With them, students explore, compare, and contrast different languages, a variety of cultural traditions, in multiple forms of media.
Faculty pictured are, from left to right, back row: Bill Moebius, Cathy Portuges, Chris Couch, Jessica Barr, Edwin Gentzler, and Jim Hicks; front row: Don Levine, Marisol Barbón, Maria Tymoczko, Moira Inghilleri, Annette Damayanti Lienau, and Kathryn Lachman.
September 15, 2017
Congratulations to Chris Couch, Hande Gurses and Kathryn Lachman who have been chosen by the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) Board as Fellows for their 2017-2018 seminar on “Dissent.” For...
September 08, 2017
The Comparative Literature is proud to announce the week-long series for VICE written by alumna Muira McCammon. ...
- Flexibility in shaping a course of study to fit students' own intellectual goals
- Excellent student-faculty ratio
- Intellectual diversity and a global curriculum
- Lively in-class discussions
- Regular advising sessions and a supportive environment
- Strong general education in the humanities
Career opportunities with a degree in Comparative Literature are diverse and may include advertising, branding, copy editing, corporate communications, consulting, education, the film and television industry, graduate school, human resources, interpreter, IT journalism, law librarian, literary agent, marketing, medicine, multi-media production, online market research, proofreader, paralegal, publishing, public health, translator, theater, freelance writing, or speech.Read More »