Comparative Literary & Cultural Studies (specialization)
Through a specialization in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, students explore texts and meaning across world cultures. With its methodology based in the idea that new insights about our world traditions are illuminated when they are compared and contrasted, the program promotes cross-cultural and interdisciplinary analysis. Within the Department of Languages and Literature students have access to specialists who work in European, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern cultural traditions. We are also affiliated with richly interdisciplinary programs such as Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and the Middle East Center. In their courses, faculty offer students various critical frameworks through which to link and/or interrogate national traditions. Our challenge is to overcome conventional national and linguistic divisions, and produce scholars with a new vision of world aesthetics.
The American Comparative Literature Association is a great resource for CLCS students. Please check it out for information about conferences, prizes and other resources.