Department Chair: William Moebius

For over twenty years Comparative Literature has offered outstanding opportunities for study at the crossroads of various disciplines. From the exploration of techniques of critical reading and interpretation to the development of theoretical perspectives, the Department's approach is wide-ranging and rigorous. Areas of curricular emphasis include theories of literature and interpretation, theory and practice of translation, narrative and discourse theory, theories of literary history, canon and world literature, psychoanalytic theory, film analysis, gender studies, and a range of cross-cultural studies, from Orientalism/Occidentalism to multiculturalism in the Americas.

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Comparative Literature Program Dissertations Collection

Comparative Literature Program Masters Theses Collection

French Translators, 1600-1800: An Online Anthology of Prefaces and Criticism