The Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media offers opportuntities to explore connections — connections among various literary, visual, and cultural traditions in a global world; connections between past and present; and connections across different academic disciplines and modes of intellectual inquiry.

Comparative Literature trains students in the critical analysis of texts, seeking to understand how the rhetorical and aesthetic features of those texts—whether literary, visual, or theoretical—negotiate and shape social values, attitudes, and beliefs. International in scope and interdisciplinary in orientation, our field emphasizes intellectual breadth and fosters intellectual initiative by maximizing students’ opportunities to design their own courses of study.

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Silent Movie Mondays flyer

Jennifer M. Bean to host CineClub at the Paramount

Silent Movie Mondays is back!   STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Silent Treasures Series during the month of February.  The series features four treasures from the silent film era.  The series kicks off at the Paramount Theatre on... Continue reading

Red Badge Project: Helping Soliders Tell Their Stories

Professor Shawn Wong's participation in the Red Badge Project was featured in the November 2015 edition of the College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives newsletter.  Read the full article here:... Continue reading

Cinema Dissection at SIFF 

SIFF's Cinema Dissection provides film lovers an opporunity to dig deeper into the films they love.  Each month, participants of the program joins in a scene by scene, somtimes shot by shot breakdown of the selected film.  faciliated by a film expert. Two of our Cinema and Media... Continue reading


Feb 22
Esther Allen (Baruch College, CUNY)
The Perils of Polyglossia 
5:30pm: Communications 120
Feb 29
Virginia Jackson (UC Irvine) and Yopie Prins (Michigan)
Histories and Futures of Publication: On poetry and its publics
3:30pm: Communications 202
Mar 4
CLCM Faculty Meeting 1:30pm: PDL B526
May 6
Siân Echard (UBC) and Alexandra Gillespie (Toronto)
Histories and Futures of Publication: On medieval books and their afterlives
3:30pm: Communications 202

Quick Facts

Students (Autumn 2011):
94 Undergraduate Majors
40 Graduate Students
1,992 Total Student Enrollment

Degrees Awarded (July 2010-June 2011):
53 Bachelor of Arts degrees
3 Master of Arts degrees
6 Ph.D. degrees

Department Fact Sheet (PDF)