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Comparative Literary Studies

Why Study Comparative Literature?

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An Indispensable Asset

In our increasingly globalized world, Comparative Literary Studies is an excellent foundation to work in any field where critical thinking, strong writing skills and foreign language comprehension are required.

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Year in Review Newsletter
Learn more about the accomplishments, events, updates, and more for the Comparative Literary Studies Program 2018-2019 academic year in our Year in Review Newsletter!

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New book published by Laura Brueck and Neil Verma: Indian Sound Cultures, Indian Sound Citizenship
The Block Museum checks in with CLS senior and Tour Coordinator, Lois Biggs
CLS graduate student, Azadeh Safaeian, receives Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship
CLS graduate student, Menglu Gao, receives Walter L. Arnstein Prize for Dissertation Research in Victorian Studies
Professor Corey Byrnes receives Honorable Mention for the ACLA's Harry Levin Prize for outstanding first book in comparative literature

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