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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James Tweedie named 2017 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Professor James Tweedie was named one of two Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 2017.  He will recieve a $25,000... Continue reading
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José Alaniz featured on The Whole U's Faculty Friday Spotlight

José Alaniz was featured on the lastest Faculty Friday Spotlight on The Whole U.  Read the feature on The Whole U website. 
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New essay by Annie Fee (Ph.D. 2015) in latest issue of Feminist Media Histories

The new issue of Feminist Media Histories includes an essay wrtten by recent graduate Annie Fee (Ph.D. 2015) titled:  ... Continue reading


Dec 8
CLCM Faculty Meeting 1:30pm: PDL B526
Jan 12
CLCM Faculty Meeting 1:30pm: PDL B526
Jan 22
Christophe Schuwey (Fribourg)
Material Texts Colloquium: on book markets in 17th-century France
12:00pm: Communications 202
Feb 16
CLCM Faculty Meeting 1:30pm: PDL B526
Feb 22
Matthew Kirschnbaum (Maryland)
Material Texts Colloquium:on bookmaking after Adobe
3:30pm: HUB 145