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.
Students (Autumn 2015):
17 Comparative Literature majors
70 Cinema and Media Studies majors
35 Graduate students
2,300 Total student enrollment (2014-15)
Degrees Awarded (Sept. 2014-June 2015):
32 Bachelor of Arts degrees
3 Master of Arts degrees
6 PhD degrees