Concentrating in Comparative Literature

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Welcome from the Chair

Reflecting the ongoing paradigm shift of comparative studies from an almost exclusive focus on Western European traditions to a newly global awareness, our faculty ranks have expanded in recent years to encompass a world-wide range of languages and cultures, even as we pursue new approaches to an expanded range of European literatures themselves.
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Featured Articles

Why Does Ukraine Have a Jewish President? Ask Isaac Babel
Zelensky’s bravery is reminiscent of the Russian writer’s fierce refusal to curb his independence.
WSJ article by Professor Ruth R. Wisse

A Collapse No One Story Can Tell
Daniel Behar's (PhD '19) recent article in Public Books.

It’s Your Turn to (Re)Write the Story

Lara Norgaard, PhD student, argues that experimental fiction can democratize storytelling in this recent article published by Public Books.

"The Identity Problem" in Prenatal Testing

This essay by PhD student Nina Begus won an Award in Reproductive Ethics from the journal Voices in Bioethics.

History Lessons

Reviewing the history of migration through a different lens with Argyro Nicolaou (PhD '18).

A World of Literature

David Damrosch’s literary global reach.

Reframing cultures

Mahnoor Ali (BA '19) adds new colors and critiques in her exploration of literature and art.

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