Gwendolyn Brooks
Vladimir Nabokov
Allen Ginsburg

Comparative Literature promotes the study of intercultural relations that cross national borders, of multicultural relations within a particular society, and of the interactions between literature and other forms of human activity (including, for example, the arts, the sciences, and philosophy).

The comparative literature major introduces students to the study of literature across departmental, national, and linguistic boundaries. Students devise their own course of studies in consultation with their advisor and with the director of the program, in relation to the major’s particular languages and concentration and mindful of the many and diverse courses that pertain to the study of literature.

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