The department offers both a Major or Minor in Comparative Literature, and an M.A. or Ph.D. for students interested in advanced study.

The Literature Option offers a degree track within the Comparative Literature major that allows a specialization in the study of literature. It explores the relationships among different cultures and between literature and other fields of knowledge, both visual and verbal, such as art history, philosophy, religion, and political thought.

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Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
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Graduate Student
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
Professor, Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities
Professor Emerita of Germanics and Comparative Literature
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
Language Lecturer, New York University Shanghai
Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literature
Graduate student
Graduate Student, Comparative Literature
Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literature
Professor Emeritus, Germanics and Comparative Literature
Graduate Student
Associate Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature
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Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature
Associate Professor of French
Professor of Comparative Literature and English




Title Date Time Location
Distant Close Reading: Problems of Language, Context, and Politics
David Damrosch
Oct 21 4:00pm Communications 120
Teaching World Literature Conference Oct 21 to Oct 22


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Authenticity, Complaint, and the 'Russianness' of American Jewish Literature
Gabriella Safran (Stanford University)
Nov 2 3:30pm Simpson Center for the Humanities, CMU 120


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Four sounds of poetry Jun 5 4:00pm Denny Hall Room 213