The Department of Comparative Literature is a magnet for innovative
research and teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses that
encourage multilingual, international and interdisciplinary perspectives
on literature and culture. Our faculty have joint appointments in
Afroamerican and African Studies, History of Art, Asian Languages
and Cultures, Classics, English, German, History, Near Eastern Studies,
Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Women’s Studies, and
other disciplines, as well as affiliations with area studies centers at the
International Institute. In existence for over 70 years, we are one of
the best-established centers for the study of comparative literature in
the country. Today, our doctoral program is ranked in the top 10 of such
programs nationally, and our undergraduate curriculum contributes to
college-wide initiatives in international studies and translation studies.
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