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

The Language of Chinese Dreams Is Science Fiction — And Sometimes They’re Nightmares

Michael O'Krent, PhD student, on Chinese science fiction for online science fiction magazine
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.


A World of Literature

Professor David Damrosch’s literary global reach.