The Program in Comparative Literary Studies is committed to the exploration of literatures and cultures through the questioning of nationality, linguistic practices, history, and the uses of media and the visual arts. The program also encourages critical and theoretical engagement with the field of world literature in the context of globalization. Its majors pursue a broad program of study that enables them to become familiar with two cultural traditions, acquire knowledge of literary theory, and form a concentration in an area of particular interest to themselves. The Ph.D. program combines an intensive study in a "home department" with a thorough training in theory and in the methodology of comparative literature. The program sponsors many lectures and colloquia that are free and open to the public.
Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Hours: Thursdays 1pm - 3pm, or by appointment
Office Hours: Mondays 8:15am - 2:30pm
Tuesdays - Fridays 8:15am - 4:15pm
Congratulations to Stanley Bill (2013 CLS PhD) for accepting a position as Lecturer in Polish Studies in the Slavonic Studies Department at Cambridge University (UK).
Congratulations to Jennifer Croft and Stanley Bill for successfully defending their dissertations. Jennifer's dissertation was entitled, Agnostic Honor, Agnostic Impotence: The Duels in 20th-Century Literature, while Stanley's dissertation was entitled, Crisis in the Christian Dialectic: Czeslaw Milosz Reads William Blake and Fydor Dostoevsky for a Secular Age.
Congratulations to Anna Glazova, CLS PhD, for winning the highly prestigious Andrey Beliy award for her new volume of poems. Anna is currently a scholar in residence at Rutgers University.