• Global Perspectives

    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 and rigorous.

Cicely Buckley Donates Literary Translations

October 17, 2016

Cicely Buckley, who completed a PhD in CompLit here in the 1970s, working primarily with Prof. David Lenson, recently donated a half dozen titles of literary translations published by Oyster River ...

Welcome Prof. Gürses!

September 06, 2016

Starting in the Fall 2016, the UMass Comparative Literature Program is proud to welcome Hande Gürses as a new lecturer in comparative literature. Prof. Gürses did her Ph.D. in Literary Studies at t...

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Why Comparative Literature?

Comparative Literature is the international, interdisciplinary study of literary and other texts as modes of human expression. Students in Comparative Literature examine literary works from many national traditions, and also study the relations between literature and the other arts. The Comparative perspective includes insights from philosophy, history, linguistics, sociology, the media, and the other human sciences. 

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